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Alan Vanderbilt June 11, 2014 at 06:13 pm
Parents ruin sports..
sportsnut July 14, 2014 at 06:39 am
Alan I agree. Parents coach to get their kids and kids friends a leg up. Kids are choosen too basedRead More on parents and kids being friends. Take AAU and All-Stars and positions in each sport. Parents coach because they want their kid in prime positions, kids are friends with certain kids or because a family does not like someone but the kid has talent not playing. You need "out of area" coaches to come and determine if a kid is "that good" to be at the next level not "locals" whom coach because that is the only way the kid will get playing time.
CowDung July 23, 2014 at 09:20 am
sportsnut: Seems like a perfect opportunity for you to get involved in coaching... If nothingRead More else, becoming a coach will give you a voice in the league to lobby for equal playing time for all kids, and rotation of positions--particularly at the lower levels.
Connie Bequette January 14, 2013 at 01:55 pm
I really hope there is enough $$ to do some updating in the bathrooms, Fox High in particular. SomeRead More of the existing ones are positively gross. Security should always be a top priority, of course, but they managed to find money for the football fields, put a roof on at the wrong time if year & make a lot of folks sick. I invite anyone to tour these bathrooms & you will understand.
Matt Hay January 14, 2013 at 02:45 pm
Okay, so I admit that I have not read the syndication or prospectus for this issue, and while sheRead More couches this in "Oh, isn't it great terms", that is one heck of a deviation. Someone obviously either loused up, or the public was intentionally mislead and this was strategic to create a slush/petty cash fund. So, that leads me to the real question.....why are we making lists of wants when this was presented to the taxpayers as "needs?" Why not use the unexpected windfall to pre-refund a portion of the notes beyond that which was approved, and save the tax payers money? Despite the flowery and glowing language, that is the real issue here. The funds should be used to retire a portion of the obligations, as it is obvious that these funds are going to be sunk and not used for capital improvements. This seems a bit like when the City of Arnold overtaxed for Strawberry Creek, and then instead of returning the money, or using it for Strawberry Creek, they pocketed it, and put it in a slush fund (General Fund), with the argument that since it was overage, it wasn't earmarked.
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