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Sound Off -- July 18, 2014

The money pit at the end of McDonald Avenue

Although the flood is occupying most people’s time right now, I can’t help but stop and think for a moment just how much more taxpayers’ dollars are going to be wasted on the golf course at the Rec Centre. Flooded out again, and it will cost us tons more in the way of taxes! Enough already. It’s time to sell off what is dry and let someone develop it once and for all! This property will never generate revenue to the point of self-funding as a golf course! So when the candidates come a knocking this fall, let’s see who will end this money pit and drain on our taxes. And yes, I have sliced my share of balls into the Assiniboine River off the first tee too.

Measuring river levels

@03.2 Sound Off Body Copy:The city reported the recent crest on the river as being a fraction of a foot below 2011 levels. In 2011, First Street was diked forcing the water under the bridge where the measurements are taken. This year, the water is running free across First Street allowing quite a volume of water to bypass the channel under the bridge. I’m wondering if this was taken into account when level measurements were taken.

The casino drama continues

I read in the Sound Off about a casino needing lots of parking. Well, a few people in Brandon purchased some of the buildings with an eye on selling them for a large profit when the casino was built. But alas, their pockets remain empty. Some even owe back taxes.

Former mayor a foxy fellow

Yes, I can look in the mirror and see one of the reasons why the last casino vote didn’t pass. Our former mayor was pretty foxy. He was against the idea of a casino and he held that vote mid-March when most of the snowbirds were away assuring that we did not get a vote. You said “democracy was utilized and served appropriately” — I don’t think so!

Hope ‘you’ are enjoying your summer

To the person who put me in a buffer zone, would you like to come and weed my flower bed so I can enjoy my flowers, cut my peonies as they look bad after the rain, and the raspberries need to be picked every other day. Oh and my grandchildren won’t visit because they can’t play outside and I am housebound for another summer.

Don’t ruin our summers

Buffer zones that doom their neighbours to these vicious pests and potential diseases like West Nile virus are foolish and ought not to be allowed to. People who can’t stay indoors for one night and shut a window have no regard for the rest of us who can hardly stay outdoors at all thanks to the skeeters. After eight months of snow and rain you shut us indoors for the summer all because you have a chemical phobia? Thanks for nothing!

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 18, 2014

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The money pit at the end of McDonald Avenue

Although the flood is occupying most people’s time right now, I can’t help but stop and think for a moment just how much more taxpayers’ dollars are going to be wasted on the golf course at the Rec Centre. Flooded out again, and it will cost us tons more in the way of taxes! Enough already. It’s time to sell off what is dry and let someone develop it once and for all! This property will never generate revenue to the point of self-funding as a golf course! So when the candidates come a knocking this fall, let’s see who will end this money pit and drain on our taxes. And yes, I have sliced my share of balls into the Assiniboine River off the first tee too.

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The money pit at the end of McDonald Avenue

Although the flood is occupying most people’s time right now, I can’t help but stop and think for a moment just how much more taxpayers’ dollars are going to be wasted on the golf course at the Rec Centre. Flooded out again, and it will cost us tons more in the way of taxes! Enough already. It’s time to sell off what is dry and let someone develop it once and for all! This property will never generate revenue to the point of self-funding as a golf course! So when the candidates come a knocking this fall, let’s see who will end this money pit and drain on our taxes. And yes, I have sliced my share of balls into the Assiniboine River off the first tee too.

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