Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

October 23, 2013

Proposed school pool a luxury

Goshen College, with its millions in endowments, determined the cost of maintaining its pool greatly outweighed the benefits. Now the Goshen school system wants a new pool. This doesn’t make much sense. We had a pool and I know the cost outweighs the benefits. A pool is a luxury, not a necessity. This proposal looks like a want, not a necessity.

We can see the need for more room at the cafeteria. The student body has outgrown the available space. Also, more room for music. Although the cost vs. benefit is probably high.

We understand that if the proposal passes, it will fall on the shoulders of property tax payers. In that case those on the property tax rolls should be the ones to vote for or against this proposal. Those voters not on property tax rolls should not. They can always leave that space blank.

It’s time to get off the taxpayers’ backs and learn to live within the budget. If a taxpayer wants a big ticket item they either find a way to work it into their budget, forget it and do without, or go with a less costly item that will fill their needs. We don’t need a Taj Mahal if a pole barn will suffice. Who are we trying to impress?

You voters must decide if the cost vs. the benefits is worthwhile. We see small benefits for a few students and much cost over a long period of time for the taxpayer. All property tax payers should get out and vote or end up paying whether you want to or not and for many years. My vote will be no.

— Clifford Holdread

Goshen

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