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SPRINKER: A chance to make things right

Letter by Martha Stokes, Black Diamond on July 14, 2010 at 3:14 pm with 6 Comments »
July 14, 2010 3:14 pm

There is no question that prior Pierce County Council members did not serve the community in the best interest. But there are some new council members who were elected in the last election who do have a rare opportunity to right a big wrong.

But to do so means these council members must be stronger and tougher than prior council members. They must be able to stand up for the community against internal council conflicts and peer pressure.

What is at stake for all of the council members is a loss of public faith in the system and in the council itself. With an election coming up this fall, Sprinker Recreation Center is now the topic that is at the forefront of many people’s minds, far more than many council members believe.

The Friends of Sprinker group is gaining momentum and is growing exponentially as the various sports groups that use this center and its outdoor fields become aware that it is not just an ice rink or a tennis court that the community is losing but a 105-acre park and recreation center.

As the community comes together to save this special place where our youth, military families and senior citizens not only play and enjoy life but create memories that last a lifetime, the county must accept that the people no longer will tolerate false promises and wasted funds.

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  1. Concernedfather says:

    Martha, It is beyond me why the News Tribune has bothered printing two letters from you in the last month. You don’t live in our county, you don’t pay taxes for our parks, and your opinion is just that; yours.
    Furthermore, you are from the camp of deception and lies. The future of the entire 105 acre park is NOT hinged on whether you special intrest folks get your ice rink. Build it in YOUR county.

  2. There is only was only one new council member elected in ’08 and that’s Joyce McDonald. The rest are all in their second terms.

  3. First of all it is way too late to believe Council members will act in the public interest. For the most part, we haven’t seen that in decades. It’s how to pad their coffers for the next position they run for.

    Second, Concerned Father, you just love to pick on people. You don’t want anyone to have anything that isn’t in your own back yard. Hope you never run for office.

  4. murphtall says:

    ice rink? aren’t those called ponds east of cle elum, washington, from december to february each year?
    ~KM

  5. Concernedfather says:

    B4101: Just because I call people out for telling lies does not make me a bully. If they don’t want to be called out, they shouldn’t post deceptive comments. Please point out to me where ANYTHING in my prior post was inaccurate.

  6. Concerned Father…you hop from one subject to the next like a crazed rabbit searching for cabbage. Just because folks don’t agree with you, you call it a lie. Too tired to watch you any more.

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