I do not understand a need for ALL of Sevier County residents to pay for this extravagant Community Development Center. How many communities in Sevier County already have a swimming pool? How many communities in Sevier County already have a walking/jogging/bicycle path in place (constructed from your tax dollars)? How many communities in Sevier County already have a community center within their respective area(s)? I am of the opinion that residents of Sevier County ought to pay for their fair share of USAGE, but NOT the construction.
Now, I ask this: why wasn’t an Olympic sized -or other sized - Swimming pool built/constructed during the massive and expensive Richfield High School renovation? How about a descent sized gymnasium as well? In every other community that I have been in, or lived in, the high schools have their own swimming pools, for use by their physical education classes and swim teams - which local communities have utilized and paid usage fees for (these swimming pools have been used for lessons, open swimming, as well as parties by local communities).
I do not feel college students should bear the construction/maintenance costs for this planned Community Center, especially when the planned usage of this facility is ALSO intended for the high school(s), what percentage I cannot say. Therefore, ask this: why aren’t we seeing the Sevier School District listed as a participant in paying for construction/operating costs of this Richfield Community Development Center?
Lastly, location: The proposed Community Center will not be easily accessible, nor convenient for, children and/or families from Koosharem, Joseph, Sevier, Monroe, Salina, Redmond, Elsinore, Austin, Central, Annabella, Venice, Glenwood and Burrville ... and yet each of these communities will be expected to pay for the construction of this community center?
My opinion regarding the current cost structure and proposal of the Community Development Center (to be constructed in Richfield City) is: contrary, unaccommodating, exaggerated, extravagant, galling and a little vexatious. I already expressed my problematic concerns regarding this intended Community Development Center when the original survey was sent out .... I feel that my voice was ignored then.
TIME TO: RETHINK? DOWN-SIZE? RECONSIDER FUNDING FOLKS.