Concern about WECRD spending
Dear editor and taxpayers,
At the regular board meeting of the Western Elmore County Recreation District on July 26, the board members voted to purchase the Rail Road Park from the railroad for $165,000.
This means we, the property taxpayers in the WECRD, will be paying for maintenance, power and water and property taxes for a park.
The City of Mountain Home is passing around a plan for the railroad park that includes more trees and a sound wall. Since the WECRD will own this property, they will be paying for all these "improvements"... oh and also bathrooms.
When asked about a recreation building, we were told it would either be built or they will purchase a building for it, but it would be minimal.
The WECRD board also told the BMX group to form a non-profit group, go to the city council and the city could get the money for them from the recreation district.
It is time to put in place a cease and desist court order before all our recreation money is spent by the WECRD board and the city council of Mountain Home. If you agree, call the mayor, council members and the members of the Western Elmore County Recreation District board and let them know how you want your property tax money spent.
— Vivian Meyer, Mountain Home