Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

March 27, 2013

More information needed on community center

The Goshen News ran an article titled “Is it time to get out of the pool?” on March 11. I was disappointed to see The News failed to point out that the school corporation is able to move ahead with a new pool without being tied to the community center and without a $35.5 million price tag.

In today’s economy, it is irresponsible to “... look past the overall cost,” as a supporter of the community center project hoped. A community center in Goshen might have a positive impact. Unfortunately, the current proposal is lacking much vital information. There needs to be more disclosure and clear, concrete facts presented before we agree to having our city and school go even further in debt and have our tax burden increased.

Prior to constructing a building at a large cost, it makes sense to have proper due diligence. We need to have multiple financial analysts carefully examine the community center’s capability of being sustainable long term. Many are concerned about the significant introductory price tag, but I am also deeply alarmed by the prospect of the center’s inability to be self-sustaining.

There are several other projects that are just over the horizon that may require taxpayer funding that are necessary for our community, such as the formerly proposed fifth- and sixth-grade school and other pending projects. How does this fit in the overall picture? Those affected by the tax increase have valid questions about the community center. Without the necessary and appropriate information, how can anyone expect the taxpayers to financially support an unknown? Our leaders in D.C. have looked past the overall costs of projects for many years and that has not served our country well. It is time for our community to recognize the difference between luxuries and necessities.

— Steve Warner

Goshen

1
Text Only
Letters to the Editor
  • No Headline Provided Concord residents have stake in school system There are some residents in Concord Township who feel that the Concord schools referendum does not impact them because they do not have children enrolled in the school system. I would suggest that, in add

    April 23, 2014

  • Letters for April 20, 2014 Think beyond the end of your driveway When our kids were young, we moved to be back in the Concord school district because of what it had to offer our kids. Now as my youngest is set to graduate this spring, the easy thing would be to say that schoo

    April 20, 2014

  • Letters for April 19, 2014 Time to defend Rep. Rebecca Kubacki I cannot sit by and watch Rebecca Kubacki being attacked when she is doing a fine job on our behalf in Indianapolis. Rebecca is an accomplished legislator. In this last session, four of her bills became law. One p

    April 19, 2014

  • Letters for April 18, 2014 Pay-gap percentage is misleading A left-leaning group is claiming that woman earn 77 percent of what men make (The Goshen News April 2). However, by claiming that this happens when a woman does equal work is false. The 77 percent number is the "raw

    April 18, 2014

  • Letters for April 16, 2014 Talking turkey about chickens Let's talk turkey about urban chickens and the continued attempt by the Goshen City Council to pass an ordinance (see article on A1 of today's paper) allowing city residents to raise up to six chickens for their eggs. W

    April 16, 2014

  • Letter to the Editor Homemakers Club gives praise to Boy's and Girl's Club Our Extension Homemakers Club, Four Seasons, recently had the opportunity to visit the Boy's and Girl's Club in Goshen. All of us had the name recognition of Boy's and Girl's Club, but most of u

    April 13, 2014

  • How to survive the bad deeds of others

    How to survive the bad deeds of others Thanks for the editorial about the Martin's Supermarket tragedy in your March 30, 2014 issue. How true, that "normalcy and chaos intersect quickly and without warning. The best we can do is live the best lives

    April 12, 2014

  • President did not tell truth about health care law

    President did not tell truth about health care law In regards to Joann Smith's letter: Ms. Smith states that "good government protects its people and is answerable to them." Brings to mind the 2012 election campaign during which our sitting president

    April 11, 2014

  • Lettters to the editor Chicken-keeping would be educational Chicken-keeping in Goshen shouldn't be so complex but should be clucking right on as originally presented at the March 18 City Council meeting. Changes to the ordinance are perplexing and totally unnecessary. I d

    April 10, 2014

  • Public education requires public support

    Public education requires public support Our local public schools are in the midst of a financial crisis not of their own doing. As a former member of the Concord Community Schools Board of Trustees, and as a professional who has worked closely with

    April 9, 2014

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Poll

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results