Pursue savings through regionalization
To the Editor:
The meeting held in Mexico last week to explain the budget proposals was informative. However, there was one issue that was not addressed.
I understand that recreation programs and the library are non-essentials, but there was no discussion about what would happen to the town-owned buildings housing them if recreation and the library were shut down. A vacant building deteriorates rapidly and is vulnerable to vandals, fire and vermin.
Would we find ourselves within a few years time having to raise money to demolish a hazardous eyesore? Remember Rumford's Stephens High School? I would prefer to see the buildings in active use and ask our selectmen to pursue savings through regionalizing services.