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Nov. 30, 2021 | Tuesday
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Letter: Use $250,000 gateway donation on more needy projects
Letter to the editor.

The following is a letter to members of town council. A copy was submitted to The Lake Report for publication.

We are becoming convinced that a majority of council are not prudent money managers.

With the revised heritage district gateway plan, you have just approved another project that is not needed. What a waste of funds.

Gerald Kowalchuk's generous offer of $250,000 to fund the new gateway should be redirected to a project that would be more useful for the community.  

The museum would be a very good one. His name could be attached to it in some way.

If Mr. Kowalchuk is not receptive to this or some other project that is actually needed, such as those outlined in the August 2020 Herrington report on making town facilities fully accessible, then move on.

All you have to say is “No thank you.“

If you add two more displays at adjoining corners, this creates more maintenance costs for the town.

How much staff time has already been tied up on something that is not needed and now will continue?

Sue and Kip Voege
NOTL

 

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