Mountain Home--Anti-Bond. Really?Posted Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 8:10 PM
I am here from the WECRD. Give me all of your money and nobody will get hurt. Large bills only---we have pools to build!
I found this quote, from the above story, to be of great interest and in WECRD fashion---not really factual:
"So why, after 10 years, does the district own nothing more than a parcel of land? WECRD Treasurer Judy Erwin said it takes a while to save up the money to build a facility. "The Mountain Home community has a very anti-bond mentality; they turn down school bonds, they turn down hospital bonds, they turn down almost any bond that's floated. The director looked at it and said 'I don't think there's any sense in wasting our money trying to float a bond, when this community is so anti-bond'. So that means we have to save and accumulate our money until we have the money to actually build a facility."
First of all Ms. Erwin, Mountain Home has approved a jail bond, a hospital bond and at least one (1) school bond. For a community that is so "anti-bond" in your eyes and that of the WECRD "Bored" (Board) this community sure has approved some bonds and large dollar bonds at that. You go on to state that "The director looked at it and said 'I don't think there's any sense in wasting our money trying to float a bond, when this community is so anti-bond'." Which director said this and when? What did the other two (2) "Bored" (Board) members have to say on this subject?
For the record, this community is not "anti-bond." This community has become more aware of where their money is going, how it is being spent and what it is being spent on. People are tired of being taxed with no results. People are tired of watching the WECRD Board do what they want---and a perfect example of this was the Appropriations Application that was turned in just under a month ago that was filled with less than factual information. Only one (1) WECRD Board member had even bothered to review it---Mollie Marsh and this is only because she helped to draft the document. The two (2) other WECRD Board members did NOT even bother to review it prior to it being submitted!
What kind of an operation is this? Is the WECRD really involved with the YMCA/CLDC to come up with a plan or are they just stringing everyone along while we, the taxpayers, foot the bill for this sham? Mountain home is not "anti-bond" but many of us are anti-bull and so far, the WECRD Board is just plain full of it! The sow's ear under present control will never be a silk purse. But hey, we still have those great photos that we paid $725.00 for for the WECRD Board. That is "Razzy" material there.
After 10 years and nearly 1.8 million in taxes (this does not include appropriations funding) paid and still NOTHING. I cannot imagine why the people of this community would trust this board with a bond. That would just be crazy. How could a community trust this board with that kind of money when they cannot even find the time to review an appropriations application and at least make sure the info provided to HUD was at least factual. It is not like the same thing did not happen last year! See, history does repeat itself.
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I have lived in Mountain Home for over 11 years now. I love to be outdoors in wide open spaces (as long as it does not involve camping...in a tent and an out house). I dislike Government waste/abuse of tax dollars and "sky is the limit" spending by those that we elect to represent "us." I value free speech when what is stated is factual (as opposed to lies, gossip and un-truths). I love the Chicago White Sox (I never said I was perfect) and the Broncos are okay too! I am 38 years old and married to a guy who is active duty USAF (and a Cubs fan...he is the "perfect" one). I am anti-nuclear and against further desecration of our planet with waste that we can do little to nothing with. If you dislike blunt, this is not the blog for you. Enjoy!
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