The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Writer questions wisdom of use of town money

 


To The Eagle:

The Town of Cathlamet is carrying a debt of $6,272,000 in principal plus interest of $3,658,000 that will accrue over the life of the various loans, for a total of about $9,933,000.

According to the most recent census, the town had 532 people, 258 households and 136 families.

Broken down by those demographics, that equals about $18,671 per resident, $38,500 per household, and $73,036 per family.

How do you feel as residents of Cathlamet about your elected officials saddling you with that kind of debt?

How do you feel about them spending $68,000 on a green space?

By the way, I have a hunch that green space will turn in to a money hole that will easily go to $150,000 and probably never be green.

The next town council meeting will be held Monday at 6 p.m. in the Jerry Debriae Meeting room in the fire hall.

The proper venue for a citizen complaint would be to attend the next town council meeting. More complaints might encourage their attention

Robert L. Jungers

Cathlamet

 

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