As of Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Dalles Coffee or pool?
To the editor:
For the cost of one mocha frappuccino Light per month, my favorite designer coffee, I could help build a new pool for our community. Not just any pool but a 50 meter competition pool that can also work for 25 yard and 25 meter swimming competitions.
I am not a swimmer so I really believe we owe it to each and every one of our children to ensure they are as safe as possible around water.
I am excited because the original pool bond a few years ago was for $19 million and this one is for $3.7 million. It’s still a lot of money but we can pay if off in fewer than 16 years and swim in it for a really long time. The last pool was built in 1938—that’s 75 years!
I am voting yes! Please go to the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation website at www.nwprd.org for all of the details. Vote yes!