Good afternoon taxpayers
Wanted to make you all aware of the new situation with our aquatic center in Bismarck.
>>>> Tomorrow, Streamline is going to go in front of our City Commission and request a significant amount of taxpayer dollars to put bleachers,etc.. in the aquatic center. This IS NOT a public input meeting so no taxpayers will be allowed to speak on the matter.
A couple of points on this.
Less than two months ago, when questioned by Commissioner O'Brien about the extra $700 thousand request due to overruns on the project if this was "The last time that we will see you requesting money for this project", Dennis Kemmesat of Streamline promised the park board and the taxpayer that he would not be back to ask for any more money. Well, here he is, back for more money less than two months later. Apparently, he will be telling the city commission that he wants the money from the "Bed and Booze" fund, and that it is not taxpayer dollars being used for this. ( I have no proof of this at this point, but this is what we are being told ). For the record, the Bed and Booze fund is COMPLETELY funded by taxes that are imposed upon bars,>> restaurants, hotels, etc... all hospitality businesses. Whether or>> not it is new or existing funds, it IS FUNDED BY TAXES!>>>> At this time, there is not a lot we can do since it is not a public>> input meeting, but a nice phone call to your city commissioners>> expressing your concern could be effective.>>>> Parrell Grossman 258-7793>> Mike Seminary 258-5980>> Connie Spryncynatyk phone unlisted>> Steve Schwab 220-0741>> John Warford phone unlisted>>>> Have a great week taxpayers!>>>> Mike Motschenbacher>> Citizens for Responsible Government>> Educating and advocating for good government