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Let people have a voice

Posted: July 8, 2011 2:08 p.m.
Updated: July 11, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Concerning the choice to possibly build a new YMCA in Camden, would it not be a wise decision for the Camden Mayor and City Council members to allow a referendum/special election concerning the use of what would likely be several million dollars of public funds to build a city owned facility which would be managed by a “for profit” YMCA. Those of us who do not reside in the city but are dependent on Camden for water and/or power would like to have a voice in this matter.

If the YMCA should fail financially, as it has twice in the past, and leave, everyone in Camden and those dependent upon its services could be adversely economically impacted. No one can expect the good people of Elgin or Bethune or in other such remote areas of the county to want to contribute to a facility which would mostly benefit Camden residents. Let the people have a voice in the matter.

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