LETTER: Money for the park?

I read the story about "Lions Park to roar." It sounds very nice to plan to rejuvenate the old Lions Park, but the city la
Sandusky Register Staff
May 13, 2010

 

I read the story about "Lions Park to roar." It sounds very nice to plan to rejuvenate the old Lions Park, but the city last summer could not even afford to keep the grass cut or cut down the dead trees. It is great to say we are going to get grant monies to complete the project but once the park is built and the federal funds are spent, the city is responsible for the ongoing cost of operation and maintenance. The city is cutting employees to try to balance the budget and unless we get more businesses in Sandusky paying more taxes, I don't see things getting any better. Please explain to me where the city is going to get more monies to pay for this new park operation? We seem to have the same problem in our local government that we have in Washington: big dreams and no fiscal responsibility.

Matt Carroll

Sandusky

Comments

Factitious

The money for the plan and for the improvements comes from grants, mostly. A plan is a prerequisite for most grants. Compared to willy-nilly "improvements," a good long-term plan will eventually lead to a better park at lower cost. This is government getting it right (for a change, if you must.)

Cityslicker

"MONEY FOR PARKS?"

Been asking that same question for months.

meigster

Matt, You make some great points! Park improvements benefit neighborhood safety.