Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Questioning the Proposed Senior Center
Some have pondered the need for a senior center when the only programs now offered for seniors are Bingo and yoga. Some have objected to the possibility of a tax hike to support a project that was supposed to be funded with grant money. Now the wisdom of attaching a new building to a deteriorating building is being questioned.
If memory serves, more than $800,000 in grant money has been spent on rehabilitating the Youth Center building in the past decade, yet, according to Karen Smith, whose house stands cheek by jowl with the rear wall of the Youth Center, the building still has structural problems that are putting her house and its value in jeopardy.
You can read the details in today's Register-Star: "Senior addition has homeowner worried." Smith shared her photographic documentation of the building's problems with Gossips. Those photographs can be viewed here.