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It was nice to seee the newest member of the BOS advance ideas. Normally, the BOS follow the TA's lead like sheep.
The word is costs to build this new gym/community center just went from 3.5 to 5 million and counting. Are the BoS & T A aware we're still in the Great Reccession? Stop the madness!
To stop the madness you have to replace the TA. He has an unlimited supply of money....YOURS
Don't forget to add in the cost of the future pool,commercial kitchen and whatever else they can dream up.
The T A isn't the only one pushing for the new facility. Selectman Shipp wants it too.
Selectman Shipp - the politician has not lived up to the candidate's platform - are you surprised? He said his personal views would not influence his votes and he would spend every tax dollar as if he had earned it. You be the judge. http://moultonborospeaks.blogspot.com/2013/03/statement-from-selectmen-candidate.html
Anon at 8:02: A little unfair don't you think? He represents all constituents and many agree with his positions.
Have those that want this new facility thought of starting a building fund to collect private funds like the library did when they added the new addition?A building fund would show support in the community for this project.
Anon at 8:43 It depends if you believe the online survey last summer. Two out of three of the responders rejected more money for rec facilities. Chris said he doesn't believe the reliability of the results, almost 700 responses. Yes, one person sat there and responded 700 times even though the responses were limited to one per computer. That was unfair unless you have your own computer. What about the households with just a family computer. The common private sector practice for surveys is to send each individual an email with a link so only one response can be submitted and that is anonymous. That might discriminate against our older population in some cases. A big and would be the town will need your email address.
Our Town Planner chose to conduct the survey that way. Now it's being questioned? The town's conducted numerous public input sessions and surveys the results are fairly consistent. What's it going to take for these people to understand we don't want more facilities at this time. Ridiculous!
“The word is costs to build this new gym/community center just went from 3.5 to 5 million and counting. Are the BoS & T A aware we're still in the Great Reccession? Stop the madness!”The cost to build it is nothing compared to the annual cost to maintain it. By the way, anyone one heard about a desperate need for a senior center recently? That disappeared.
Dear Ridiculous, you have raised a couple of issues here. first off, protecting the Believeability of the Master Plan Surveys is extremely important, it is the only public query that gets an acceptable turnout. The 2008 survey, done by U S mail, turned in 1380 responses, and reached all us gray heads. The 2013 M P survey, mainly computer - web oriented, only had 688 participate, and needless to say, a younger cross-section of the town. We should insist on U S mail as the required contact, tho with the web an option. You are absolutely correct that our biggest problem is getting the TA, and the BOS to Heed these survey results. So far all we hear from the T A is " Blue Ribbon Com," disbanded 3 years ago, but the only term paper backing a Rec Gym. Who gave the T A a voice anyway? He is heired to be the clerk for the BOS, he was NOT employed to reshape the town into his citified vision.
I tried to complete that online survey. I was thrown off the site half way through.
The Town officials worry excessively about mailing costs for surveys for this project and others such as the Village Vision. They are being penny-wise and pound foolish to use an apt, but ancient adage. There are 7,500 parcels in the town. Postage at $0.50 per parcel is $3,750. Isn't it worth spending that amount to determine the residents' sentiments on a $5 million and more expenditure?
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