To the Editor:
A letter in last week’s Record was correct when it stated, “If my family spends $100 a week in Little Falls, we would only be paying 50 cents a week to have a beautiful recreational complex for our family.”
For those living close to the complex, like the mayor who lives 5/8 of a mile from the complex, it may be a good deal — but everyone who shops in Little Falls would pay the .5 percent tax.
Maintenance costs for the complex were projected at $25,000 – $30,000 annually. $25,000 is equivalent to one person working for $12 an hour, 40 hours, 52 weeks a year. Just to maintain the playground? Excessive.
How many months will the playground be used for? What’s included in “maintenance”?
In reality, those who use it should pay for it.
That $30,000 figure came from Councilman Zylka, who thought it was a reasonable amount. Of course, that “complex” is only a mile and a quarter from his front door.
In my opinion, this “complex” wasn’t meant to be used by all Little Falls residents, only select groups. Vote “no” to a sales tax that only supports select groups and hurts the elderly and others with low incomes. — Jake Wiherski, Little Falls