December 31, 1969, 6:00 pm by
What are you talking about? Marble falls is nearly a constant level lake. You don't think the sand will disappear when there is a flood? "Magnificent Potential" that's hilarious, Also, Magnificent failure is a possiblity as well. If it fails to generate revenue will you pay the costs to maintain and reimburse the city?
July 27, 2011, 3:29pm by billy
NO more pet projects!!! We are in a recession and our taxes are already ridiculous. If it were such a great idea a private business would have done it already.. Hey how is that vocational school working out? Or how about the ropes course behind the admin building with no fence around the course.
July 27, 2011, 1:38pm by billy
I agree with Billy, what tax $'s would come in? oh the ones that the EDC recv, not the city so much. plezzzz. Oh, and as for the new school admin. building, they just planted new plants all around last week, in this heat and with the city wanting us to conserve water. Talk about 'responsibility'. not. cut, cap and balance.!
August 03, 2011, 6:38am by tamra
The comments by Billy and Tamara deserve a response:
1. I am not endorsing an expensive project that would put an additional burden on the taxpayers. I think funds for a modest project can be found within the city's existing budget. The possibility of maintaining it with user fees should also be considered.
2. We should start with a site that can be improved and expanded upon. That means we'd be throwing away money to spend 50 grand or so to throw some picnic tables on a gravel spit.
3. I don't know why private business hasn't done this but it might possibly be because little of the land is in private hands and -- when the building economy returns -- there's a quicker and better return from residential and commercial development.
4. Yep, even on the sea shore, sand washes away and some commnities replace it because it brings in bucks from visitors. It just won't wash away as fast on the Lake as it would from Backbone Creek.
5. No, the EDC wouln't get most of the sales tax money. It gets money from the hotel-motel tax; the city shares the sales tax with the State of Texas.
When local sales tax increases it's because businesses here are selling more, the economy is healthier, and the business people hire more and spend more themselves.
We agree that property taxes have to be controlled. This is one small way to help do that by helping free enterprise, not by putting more money into bigger government.
August 03, 2011, 8:09am by Roy Bode