I write regarding the recent decision of the Auburn City Council to destroy the Great Falls School building. I have concerns as to the way that decision was reached by the councilors.
I, along with many from the community, plan to attend the next council meeting. I believe it is slated for Dec. 6 with a workshop session starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m.
I would like to know why the council would spend $300,000-plus in tax dollars to destroy a building that Community Little Theatre would like to own.
Community Little Theatre has spent at least eight years trying to negotiate with the city to secure the building (and doing a very extensive and comprehensive feasibility study), yet the group was told "no" when it asked for time to work out a solution.
What’s the hurry in getting the building torn down by June 2011?
Why throw the baby out with the bath water?
Every single person who attends a show, participates in rehearsals (and there are many), not to mention the other tenants' patrons — they all spend money at area businesses. That's money the city will not see if the building is no longer there.
Believe me, I am sincerely grateful that I am not a taxpayer in Auburn any longer. To be represented by shortsighted individuals whose voting practices are unethical, at best, is an insult to the taxpayers/voters of the great city of Auburn.
Vikki D. Roy, Lewiston