a MESSAGE TO THE LAKE CITY REPORTER EDITOR ON A WHITE SPRINGS PROJECT – MORE THAN WE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE OFFICIALS WASTE OF MONEY

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.

 

Karin’s comments:

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.

 

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