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Entire ‘Complex’ costs need to be scrutinized

Published 2:03pm Thursday, April 7, 2011

Editor:

I have noticed that the editorial column (in the Item) is nothing more than a ‘copy editorial’ from another newspaper. It has been some time since locals articles, I only recall one, has been printed. Most people who read the Item have already read other newspapers and always watch the news so these editorials are old news to us.

I have written the Supervisors twice (and I always sign my e-mails) and asked if you have figured an ‘estimate’ of all costs on the Complex.

But before you go off ‘half cocked’ you need to look at any cost that is not in that $14 plus million. Does it include the architect plans cost, all the additional furnishings, computers, printers/etc. Est. Utilities, insurance cost, etc. The reason I am so concerned is the lack of funds to cover our needs in the last budget and now this comes up. I know you probably think I don’t know what I’m talking about, but I have dealt with estimates on jobs and that is what they are — an estimate — but you include every little thing you can thnk of that may be a cost — and have you.

I still have hope that this question may be answered.  I’m not against the Complex totally — but it could be built on what you can afford — and what is truly needed.

Merle Jopes

Carriere, Ms.

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