by Lake County News-Chronicle
September 29, 2011 at 3:00 am in Lake County News-Chronicle
Two Harbors city council members passed the third and final reading of the water meter ordinance, putting it into effect, but not all council members were on board. Continue Reading
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Why should the city waive the $3,000 in golf course fees for a private fund raising event? This simply means city residents would end up paying those fees for the fund raising, in a way forcing a donation when a resident may not have felt such a donation was appropriate. As I understand the situation, the event raised far less than was expected, and…give us all a break…any time highly paid football players cannot pay fees for any event they commit to I really see a problem. Its not like there are not far more pressing needs in this city than sports activities. The city should say no to the request to waive fees, and use the money for more high priority items benefiting the general tax payer and the infrastructure needs of the city!
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This money should be collected and used to pay down golf course debt. City taxpayers should not be expected to subsidize school sports programs, and deplete the liquor store profits now being used to pay for golf course.Good lord, except for Minnehaha, our schools here in Lake County and the rest of the state are not doing all that well academically based upon testing results. I grow weary of this constant focus on athletics and the example it sets for our kids when academic performance is so much more critical to their success in life. Now, we have a city about to raise taxes on its residents, a high foreclosure rate in that city and the county in general, and a struggling economy… and a sports bar owner and well paid athletes want the city residents to subsidize their fund raising? As Brian Anderson said, “…give us all a break”. The reason the fund raiser was not as successful as the bar owner hoped was simply because folks couldn’t afford to give more than they did. Why should they be forced to pay additional monies through a city subsidy? The $3,000 should be collected and used to pay necessary city expenses. Period.
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