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We announced this project tonight at our Village Board meeting.
This sports complex will be an economic engine for the entire region. Public comment meeting next Tuesday night at 6pm in the Town Hall Board Room. Come with questions and ideas! ... See MoreSee Less
How is the McDonald Sports Center doing?
Looks like the Casey farm on Rt 11.
OK. So Cortlandville is getting a sports park. Homer is getting a sports park.....and again...nothing for the arts? Nice.
Cost? Is there money to cover this or is it expected to come out of our taxpayer money. Again.
Any ability got sport court got volleyball/basketball court sports?
Last week they were talking about raising taxes or cutting the rec department, major cut in the police department and no more free garbage service. Now you are talking about this...
The cost of building a bridge will cost a fortune.
How about hiking trails?
Cutting any police force and then choosing to build a sports complex when there are already multiple competing ones is not really a smart idea, especially when the county is being overrun by drugs and people are leaving in droves. Just a thought.
When is it slated for completion?
Were there is water there is always trouble !
Grants come from where? Oh Taxes? Please tell the peanut gallery how the grants are coming from a billionaire benefactor...
Homer has always been a leader in providing for its citizens..build it..lead the way again...,
Is this all part of your new "transparent " government in the village. I don't recall hearing or seeing anything about this project in the Homer News. But it certainly looks like we already have been presented with ,a preliminary designs and and am sure they we not free. This idea didn't happen overnight.
Thank god my family retired from this village before they had the chance to put public leisure above public safety. You’re spending money on the hopes that you’ll get the grant. I know how hard a grant is to be approved for. And then you spend that money and get denied... then what? You’re going to tell hard working people to go home because you don’t have money to pay them anymore. Fix the issue with the county and don’t spend money on a pipe dream.
Sounds like you want to keep up with C-ville. Homer does not need a sports complex. Keep the idea of cleaning the river. BUT deal with keeping our taxes down first and foremost.
I presume you will be handing out the financials on this project at the meeting next Tuesday. I hardly believe that this small village can support a project like this. I could envision a small business park being a much more lucrative endeavor with far lest risk Would next Tuesday be June 19th? Just to be clear so we can all be sure to attend.
Why does Homer need this? Also I feel like Homer lacks the supporting infrastructure for something like this. Isn't all the extra revenue going to go to surrounding towns and areas? Does Homer even have that many businesses besides what's on Main? Does this take into account the, if successful, huge amount of extra traffic our roads will see? See people fly down 281 allllllll the time way past the posted 35 mph speed limit....Don't get me wrong, all for infrastructure improvement but this feels like the wrong direction to take pretty much any way you slice it. It would ruin the small town feel that at least I love bringing in hundreds(thousands?) of people a week from surrounding areas that aren't going be respectful of people's property while they are here because they don't live here. Finally, I'm assuming this will also result in an increased need for police force to manage all the extra people..... I guess we all need to see what the numbers look like on this because I'm sure noone wants to pay even more taxes on top of what looks like a giant looming increase already.
We really need a couple 50/70 baseball fields and some indoor courts for basketball and volleyball. I would attend the meeting but it’s also the same time as the Little League game.
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Village board meeting, live in Town Hall! ... See MoreSee Less