Breaking News Bar
posted: 3/5/2014 12:49 PM

Taxpayers would be on the hook for Brainerd losses

Success - Article sent! close

The Daily Herald published an article recently about the group's request to place a sign on the Brainerd building that opposed the referendum. The article quoted the mayor, who said, "The village doesn't have the legal authority to allow another sign because it doesn't control the property rights." In other words, because the village has sublet the property to Brainerd Community Center Inc., the village does not control the property.

So, what happens if the referendum passes and we taxpayers see that more of our taxes are required to keep the building's operations afloat? What if we taxpayers perceive that the community center is being mismanaged? At least with the ill-fated Sports Complex our elected officials have to account to us taxpayers.

In this referendum we are being asked to build a palace and give it to a group that is not accountable to us, and if it fails, we are still on the hook for its losses. Vote "no" to the referendum.

Vera Pergl-Butkovich


Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.