Darlene Dingmann, St. Joseph
Upon reading the Sunday Star Tribune, residents of St. Joseph need to read the article entitled, “Suburban splurges: A race to build big.” In the article several suburbs wanted to build aquatic centers and more but when the vote went to the public they said “No!” In fact, some aquatic centers are running in the red.
Dream big, but you (the city council) and other people wanting the aquatic center have to realize someone has to pay for it and its operating costs. Listen to the people – government “of, by and for the people,” according to the U.S. Constitution.
And what’s up with the mayor? At the St. Joseph Community Showcase he was there but more or less walked around and never greeted people – not a good sign for a mayor! Why be a mayor?
Steve Frank was a good council member.
[Editor’s note: The article referenced can be read online by heading to startribune.com and searching for the article’s online title, which is “Twin Cities suburbs race to build big sports facilities.” The article was published online May 11, 2015 by authors Susan Feyder and David Peterson.]