To the editor:
I have been reading the comments by Tony St. John concerning a recreation center.
This is the same rec center that has been voted down by the people of Craig numerous times. The same rec center that has been ridiculed in these pages so many times, it is hard to count them. And that the supporters have been told many times that no monies should be allotted for it.
Now, Tony St. John tells us that this facility is going to have thousands of customers.
To this, I have the following to say to Tony St. John:
If you truly believe that, then you should go to one of the local banks and borrow the money to build this thing yourself. Then, all the profits will go directly into your pocket, and, according to the thousands of customers that you predict, you soon will be a rich man.
Unless you are willing to do that, please be quiet, sit down, and let this rec center stupidity go into oblivion. Because unless you are willing to invest your own money, I will not believe anything you say concerning this waste of time and money that you call a rec center.
But we all know that this is not true. There are two rec/fitness centers in Craig now, and never have I seen the thousands of customers that Tony St. John predicts for the one he thinks tax dollars should build.
We all know that a facility of this nature will not be an asset to the city/county, but a liability costing more in maintenance, upkeep and repair than it will ever generate.
Just let it go. You have been told this before, so please listen. People are growing tired of telling you no.
You act like a child who just can't keep his hand out of the cookie jar.