Thursday, March 4, 2010


As any politician who has served more than 2 terms on Council knows, building something is the cheap part. Maintaining it is the expensive part.

Collingwood is finding that out now with "their" YMCA. Hi-lites from the attached article:

"Collingwood's portion of the YMCA expansion will come out of general reserves.

Council voted on Monday to take the $1.5 million out of general reserves rather than the tax levy, which would have increased taxes about seven per cent as $220,000 equates to a one per cent increase.

Tom Coon, CEO of the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka made a presentation and said the organization has already raised $700,000. The YMCA is required to raise $2 million before the town kicks in its portion. He said the YMCA is 25 years-old and is in need of repair."

Hope Highlands doesn't get the entire mine dug and disappear on their rail road with their last load of aggregate before Eddie needs a new roof on his YMCA, because Melancthon won't be able to afford to help. They will be running massive pumps 24/7 to keep water out of the 2,400 acre 200 foot hole so that Eddie will have enough water pressure to fill the pool up at his YMCA which needs the new roof. Talk about six degrees of separation.

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