Lake City Reporter – Letter to the Editor
PROJECT NOT WORTH THE MONEY
To the Editor:
In this period of financial woes, it is unbelievable that the Town of White Springs is spending approximately a quarter of a million dollars to pave Hamilton Street and put up a city park without any playground facilities.
Hamilton Street is already paved, but the town is going to spend $250,000 f grant funds to repave the street and put up two toilet facilities. A recent unofficial count showed that less than 20 cars a day used Hamilton Street. Re-paving is not necessary. It is a quarter of our annual budget. Not all projects are worth the money; this one particularly isn’t.
The money could be better spent in more needy projects. For instance, for the summer program and the after-school program for our children or lowering the water bills. But no the City fathers want to squander a quarter of a million dollar on a project unneeded and unwanted by residents.
We could spend $250,000 on something more worthwhile or we could refuse the funds on the sense of good government. No sense wasting a quarter of a million dollars of taxpayer funds to prop up a corrupt regime. Not all public projects are worth funding. For instance, see our unused amphitheater. Shame on the Hamilton County Development Agency’s waste of taxpayer funds.
The roadways are not used that much except for someone wanting to shoot straight to Town Hall from Highway 41; nevertheless I guess it’s pretty when we did have the Azalea Festival in that area and the area of the Eco-Center.