The full story can be found here in today's Conway Daily Sun.
Per the Farm Committee final report, "On an annual basis, farm operations reduce the cost of DPW operations by approximately $37,833.20."
Facts and research are a good thing, unlike the "alternative facts" that Glenn Cordelli and then delegation chair Karen Umberger presented numerous time that the farm was losing in excess of $400,000. Along with current delegation chair Mark McConkey, they made closing the farm a top priority last year without even a cursory review of it's operations.
The farm does need to evolve, but in a logical and sensible manner. The commissioners and administration held firm and used their authority to appoint the committee and the results were outstanding.
The delegation needs to listen to all constituents and all sides of issues and not base decisions solely on the ideology of " cut,cut, cut." Each need to remember that they were elected to represent about 3,000 citizens apiece in the towns in their district, That should always be their number one priority, not some out of state organizations and special interests.
They should also apologize to the long time County employee who was let go due to their irrational budget cut, and to the citizens of Carroll County for misleading them in order to justify their votes.