|To the Editor: Alternative to Perrysburg tax levy offered|
|Written by Phil Caron|
|Wednesday, 03 April 2013 08:55|
The predictable superintendent of Perrysburg (pays property taxes in Sylvania) and his school board maintain their Punch & Judy "one note" sing song. Pass the astronomical November operating tax levy and then start the process of developing another "Worship Palace" for a mere $40 million.
The answer is so simple and can be accomplished for far less than $40 million and it is just "over their nose" in the Commodore building having 12 classrooms. I am confident if they just put out a request for quote to add on to the Commodore, renovate the existing classrooms the cost would be more acceptable to our taxpayers. They can add back to the historic space they destroyed. You have a very good auditorium, gym, and cafeteria along with easy access for the community with the library across the street.
Then move administrative to the trailers (expensive current offices) into Admin Trailer Park. Perrysburg could easily solve their space problem in the Heart of Perrysburg without affecting the under developed traffic infrastructure on the West end at far less than $40 million.
And they could sell the Water Tower site to pay for a good part of this and finally admit that was a stupid purchase.
They wasted money they pumped into "Hostler Trailers" to create a problem rather than making a good renovation investment and now Hostler is buying another trailer park for $231,000 (where are city regulations on trailer parks?)
Perrysburg Schools needs to hire someone to stop the "taxpayer bullying" during levy season and provide counseling. Old bricks can teach as good as new bricks. Just look at Toledo who has all new buildings and their educational scores still remain in the tank. Taking more of your money is not a measure of any form of educational improvements.
School board please take control and provide the direction and pretend it is your money. Now is the time for leadership and thinking for the community as a whole!
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