Pass the rec budget
To the Editor:
This is in response to previous comments by the Mexico Budget Committee against the Recreation Department budget.
Most people don't realize the actual increase only amounts to 50 cents a month difference. The Recreation board and director have invested a great deal of planning and time to turn around a department that had failed in the past because it was the easiest place for the town to save.
When we take away recreation, what's next? The library, maybe two or three lengths of fire hose, pat material for potholes?
People who have children in their homes are probably between 18 and 62 years old, so let's drive our workforce to move to other towns that offer these services. This would only make our taxes higher and eventuallly leave the whole tax bill to the five old Pikers who love to see their names in the papers every week.
In order for tax bills to do down, we need small shops on our main street. Let's make things like our rec park, library, greens and our main street look like an asset instead of a liability. When kids are throwing baseballs, they're not throwing rocks through windows, or breaking into homes.
To sum it up, let's pass the recreation budget that hasn't changed much over the past 10 years. Let's clean up our town and make it a place someone wants to come and call home. Let's show the biddy committee that Mexico is much more than just a mill town with nothing to offer.