Pool will likely cost a lot more than current estimates

I don’t object to having a pool if that’s what everyone wants. I believe we are not getting all the facts though from our city council. I don’t see why we have to have a Hollywood style swimming pool for Vanderhoof.



I don’t object to having a pool if that’s what everyone wants. I believe we are not getting all the facts though from our city council. I don’t see why we have to have a Hollywood style swimming pool for Vanderhoof.

The estimated cost of $12 million is outrageous and going by previous government estimates it’ll probably be more like $14 to $16 million. The cost of maintenance probably more like $700,000 a year. So any over runs means more taxes.

If they stay within their budget (which we never see from our politicians) they claim $130 to $150 tax, but I’ll bet anybody that we will be paying more like $350 or $500 a year more.

Another thing – if this is the only thing that keeps RCMP and doctors here they wouldn’t have stayed in the first place. The young people have all kinds of activities in this town if they want to participate, a swimming pool won’t make one iota of a difference in crime – they’ll have another thing to vandalize if they are so inclined.

Also you take the extra taxes, estimated $385 a year because of the HST and about $1000 more for gas because of greed not need. Hydro is going to skyrocket in price as well as natural gas. Add these all up and the personnel expenses jump about $200 a month. How many people can afford this, never mind all the other pipe dreams our politicians are going to have yet?

The elected don’t care if you live or die they make sure they get their share deserved or not. What makes me angry about this is they force me to put my property up for collateral without me agreeing to it. I wonder is the mayor putting his property out in the country up for collateral on this outrageous loan.




Neil Nickel



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