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Why did we bother to vote on the old school building?

| May 11, 2005 12:00 AM

To the Editor:

Why did we vote?

Why did we bother to have a vote on the old school building? With the expenses involved, the devoted volunteers doing their civic duty, 636 of us citizens by a 70 percent majority said to sell it, but now I guess it was a waste of time and money.

Words seem to be coming out of both sides of one board member's mouth - one side says they may still tear it down and the other says $100,000 may not be enough. She also said that she was surprised at the proposition's large margin of victory and that many people did not know what they were voting for.

What is so complicated about a very simple yes or no?

When our elected officials do not abide by the will of the majority, and especially in this case by 70 percent, we vote them out. Too bad we just had an election and we will have to wait for the next election.

Sell it, get it back on the tax base and quit talking about it. Enough is enough!

Garman Guthrie