Letter to the Editor

Concern about WECRD spending

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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

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  • I say they are doing a great job of bringing improvement to recreation for Elmore County and Mountain Home citizens. That money has sat there long enough and it's about time that we can actually see something tangible from our tax dollars.

    -- Posted by LostInParadise on Wed, Aug 2, 2017, at 1:47 PM
  • Growing up in Mountain Home, there was a lack of space where it was appropriate for me to be at once I was no longer a kid and not quite an adult. The BMX park sounds like a smart choice and I'm glad someone is thinking forward back there.

    -- Posted by Eve.Esq on Thu, Aug 3, 2017, at 10:21 AM
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