In regards to the proposal of a $7-million running track.
I propose we ditch the running track that only a limited number of people would utilize, and open our minds to a roller rink that would bring in revenue year round and provide local families and individuals with a fun – affordable – green – healthy year round lifestyle facility.
Nearly every household in Vernon and surrounding areas would be able to enjoy such a facility, as the ages using it would vary from 4 to 90.
Such a facility would add to our list of tourism revenue and promotion through roller derbies, etc. Not to forget the added benefit of employment.
This facility would be more than a roller-rink. It would promote our young artists as well, through live bands and artwork throughout the building. Let our next major investment in our city infrastructure include a more diverse group of our citizens.
Kelley Bench, Vernon