Bridge lighting getting priority over library

Trail resident questions City of Trail's project priorities.

I find myself writing again to ask if anyone else in Trail is disturbed by council’s decisions.

Back to back front page news articles “Trail council approves bridge lighting project,” (Trail Times, Dec. 2) and “Riverfront Center size shrunk to fit budget” (Trail Times, Dec. 3) leaves me frustrated.

The private initiative of lighting the bridge is now being pushed through with our tax dollars. Miraculously they have the funding and determination for this to happen even though few have donated to this and the cost has increased $135,000.

The bridge desperately needs painting. Will this be done before the 96 bulbs will go up? Who will enjoy this spectacle except those driving through and out of our town at nighttime.

Are our tax dollars not better spent on the library museum project that patrons would use daily?

The people involved in this ongoing project must be so disappointed now that council has determined that plans need to be reduced and cuts have to be made.

We continue to wait on the skateboard park project and funding for this. The carrot was dangled with talks of grants, but we haven’t heard from recreation on this request.

The light up campaign was introduced two years ago. How many years have the library board and skateboard park projects been waiting?

Fluff should not be Trail’s priority. Patience is a virtue, but at some point one might feel like jumping off that lit up bridge.

Debbie Wallace

Trail

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