Fraser rec center opponents could cost taxpayers a lot of money
September 19, 2008
To the Editor:
I’d like to ask the folks who are so hot to recall the various (Fraser) rec board members over the rec center how much their antics will end up costing the taxpayers of the county and rec district.
Yes, they don’t like the rec center, the election that approved the rec center, the name of the rec center, blah, blah, blah. Quite honestly, I voted against the rec center twice, so I’m no cheerleader, but at this point with the construction already under way, isn’t it time to just back off and realize that it will be built (hopefully within the budget) and end the nonsense?
Do we, as rec district taxpayers, need to endure more wasted money as they pursue what has obviously become a bit of a tinkling match between a few folks who are not happy with the way the election turned out?
I hope not, because any of us who have been involved in any construction project realize that disruptions cost money, and kicking the board out in the middle of the project is a disruption.
There will be a regularly scheduled election. At that point, those who feel that new blood is needed on the rec board can speak their minds.
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Having seen friends and family serve in various municipal jobs, from HOA boards, to school boards, to city council, I can point out that it’s a pretty thankless job.
Personally, if someone comes up to me asking for my signature to recall these board members, I will politely refuse, rather than participate in this costly and mostly futile nonsense.
The rec center is under way ” how about we all figure how we can enjoy it and root for its success within our community. Lord knows, we’ll all think about it next time we get those property tax notices.