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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Congratulations Boone Taxpayers!


Click link for article & go to:    From GOBlueRidge.net

                             

Your bid to buy the derelict movie theatre which the previous two owners could not make viable, is apparently the winning bid. Now, with another 3 or 4 million in renovations, you will be able to ......
Council Reviewing Plans
Well, apparently it hasn't actually been decided yet what exactly we are going to do with this building.
But, never mind.....it will no longer be on the tax rolls and will be supported by the taxpayers rather than have it provide tax revenue to the town.



It makes me wonder if there is any private business anywhere that would commit to a multi million dollar investment without having developed a business plan or even done any serious market research. Why would a municipality make such a commitment without having a firm plan for it's use? Wouldn't it make more sense to have a demonstrated NEED before investing taxpayer dollars?

8 comments:

guy faulkes said...

"Wouldn't it make more sense to have a demonstrated NEED before investing taxpayer dollars?

Not in a town run by liberals. It does not matter if you are broke to these people. If they want it, they buy it. They act like an immature kid that is given a credit card by his parents. They use no fiscal responsibility.

NewGuy said...

This theatre, the old theatre by the bowling alley and the two theatres that tried to make a go of it in the old Wynn Dixie on Boone Heights Drive all went out of business.

Of course, they didn't have unlimited taxpayer funding available to them and they had to support themselves - but, nontheless, if there was a "need" for a venue of this type in Boone, the Dragonfly would have succeeded.

Anonymous said...

I disagree with a lot of posts here, but not this one. Look how well the BR preforming arts center is doing...

If we name one more thing for Doc Watson we should just change the name of the damn town to Watsonville.

G.I.G said...

The libs cried they needed more taxes for payroll increases or education. I wonder how far the costs of the theater and its upcomming renovation would have went to giving the workers in Boone raises or to our educators?

Anonymous said...

G.I.G, it would be great if the Town of Boone could help with education, but it is the County Commissioners that supplement that. I know facts are sometimes tough for GOPers.

guy faulkes said...

The County Commissioners did supplement education.

There is nothing that would prohibit the Town of Boone from giving money to any school, not just those in their jurisdiction. Also the proposal from G.I.G. was to give raises to municipal employees as well as teachers.

What facts are you claiming to be wrong?

G.I.G said...

Anon , When the snow is falling this winter and the roads are bad, which would you rather see the town spending money on, your safety on the roads by hiring more workers or paying the workers who plow the roads better. Or would a theater that has been proven to be a loser financially being bought with taxpayer money?

G.I.G said...

Anon, in case your a new anon poster, I have made it clear here since time immemorial . I am a libertarian i hold no allegiance to either party.