Monday, May 29, 2023

County built, sustained on backs of volunteers

| May 26, 2022 1:00 AM

A recent letter states a reason to vote for someone should be based upon the person who volunteers and sits on the many boards and organizations that make Boundary County “work.”

Appearing to remain distant and being uninvolved does not mean someone cares less. Who among you would be the first to shout conflict of interest when a vote involving any of these organizations does not go your way?

Transparency. Wow. Agendas and minutes posted online, legal notices printed, a website … that isn’t enough?

What would you suggest? Open meetings? Zoom? ADA access? The budget and upcoming public hearings printed in the newspaper?

Road and Bridge. Did you know property taxes are currently not being used? Because of fiscal constraint and responsibility, the monies come from state and (heaven forbid) federal monies.

Not to mention a dedicated workforce working for and with Boundary County residents.

Did you know that same fiscal constraint and responsibility changed the financial direction of the Restorium from $1 million-plus in the red per year to one on an even keel and sustainability?

Boundary County was built by and is sustained by the strong backs of volunteers. Let’s not lose sight of that and think that throwing money at a problem will solve it. Especially if it’s (heaven forbid) federal money. Oh wait, sometimes that’s OK.


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