2013-10-25 / Letters

Spending on facility wasteful

To the editor:

On Nov. 5, South Portland voters will decide whether to approve a $14 million bond related to the so called “Municipal Services Facility.” The actual cost of construction is $16 million as the city will use $2.0 million in taxes already collected or to be collected. With interest of $6 million, the cost grows to $22 million for phase one of the project. The city plans on adding another $5 million in costs in phase two of this project bringing the total cost to about $27 million.

There is no question that the public works facility on O’Neil Street needs to be replaced, but that can be done for about $3 million, so why is the city proposing a $27 million solution to a $3 million problem. Vote no on the bond as it contains more than $20 million in wasteful spending.

Albert A. DiMillo Jr.
South Portland

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