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Senior center expansion not needed

Senior center expansion not needed

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In the past six months, I have written a half dozen letters critical of the Normal Township Senior Citizen Program and its expansion to the Beech Street property.

To date, there has been only one written response any of my letters. It would be reasonable to assume that the lack of comment is indicative of little interest or involvement in the program by seniors in the community and negligible concern of taxpayers.

Comments heard at the current center question why a facility three times as large is necessary when the current facility is under-utilized; why spend tax dollars on a facility which has little community support, where are those in charge who are open to suggestions?

A project of this magnitude must have community support; unfortunately palpable community support for this project is nonexistent.

In this day, with demands for smaller and more responsible government, the last thing we need is to spend millions of tax dollars to expand a facility that currently serves less than 1 percent of the seniors in our community.

Richard Youngs

Normal

 

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