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Letter: Follow the numbers

Follow the numbers

I can see that the letter to the editor campaigns have begun with regards to the Mid Valley Recreation Center debate.

I’m not exactly sure where I stand at this point, but this is what I do know: In every important decision in life that includes ongoing long-term financial and operational responsibilities, one must try hard to remove the strong feelings of emotion from such an important decision. It’s the old need-versus-desire conundrum. In the end, such community developments and programs must be fiscally sound for the long run and not eventually become a burden on the residents of the community they serve.

This is not about health, fitness, love — and where to send our children for baby-sitting. It’s all about the numbers. Everything else is just noise.

RJ Gallagher Jr.


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