Archive for Friday, September 14, 2012

Center costs

September 14, 2012


To the editor:

The plans for a new recreation center don’t seem reasonable to me. There are some questions that come to mind.

Where does the $24 million the city would need to commit to the center come from in the tough economic times? What about the other needs of the city, such as the $40 million for improvements in the police department? How about the rent money for the library for a place to move to while the old one is being renovated?

As a senior citizen on a fixed income, I am frightened that my property and sales taxes will be raised. Basic needs such as food and clothing are rising because of gasoline prices. Then add the drought into the mix.

Why are some residents wanting something that costs so much when many people can’t use it?


jim7 5 years, 7 months ago

Your taxes will increase because of the governor and Kansas legislature cut taxes for most businesses. So a school bond passage will only add additional property taxes.


Cant_have_it_both_ways 5 years, 7 months ago

You can join the others at the new Library. Running you out of what you have left is part of income re distribution. You take from those who either work or have a little, and give it to those who don't want to work. These ticks will bleed us dry then there will not be anything for anyone.

The bureaucrats are hell bent on creating a class of people dependent upon them for services, thus keeping them in office for these services to continue. You see, when you desire or need something, quality people go out and work for it, not run to the bureaucrats whining that they don't have something.

P Allen Macfarlane 5 years, 7 months ago

"quality people"? so now you're either quality or not quality? And we define these quality people on the basis of their going out and working for it? It must be fun living in your head along with the other idols of the extreme right. You have a very strange idea of how others live.

Cant_have_it_both_ways 5 years, 7 months ago

When they are using my tax dollars to live on... you bet I have some input.

number3of5 5 years, 7 months ago

Gayle has it right. Seniors on a fixed income because neither one, husband and spouse, can't work because of health issues have a hard time choosing where their money goes. Added taxes for recreation centers do not benefit them at all. They do little to serve the needs of the youth also. Exercise can be done by walking and enjoying the beauty of nature, or biking, running or sports. And you do not need a huge complex in which to do sports. We already have enough of them.

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