Letter: Aldergrove pool plan seems created just for failure

Dear Editor,

Every time I see an article about the “pool for Aldergrove” I cringe, because it seems to say, let’s make the building ugly, start cutting features, let’s sell off more land (we need more money), it’s too expensive to give you what you want… so that after a time, it could and may come down to, “Sorry, folks, it’s just too much. It ain’t gonna happen.”

The community wants a pool and a recreation area – gym, sauna, etc. 

We aren’t asking for the world. We just want to have the same kind of services other areas of the Township receive; is that too much to ask? We pay taxes, too.

Did the Council have to sell land for the Blair Pool? Did the council have to sell land for the Langley Events Centre?

I have to pay my taxes, so I have no money to bet with, but if I did, I’d say, probably not. As I understand it, the provincial government played a part in the development of the LEC project.

And does the artist’s rendition fit with the current and probably the future community style? Look at all the boo hoo hoo about the Coulter Berry building in Fort Langley. Did the designer of the proposed arena do any homework on the history of Aldergrove?

I’m not opposed to mixing the old with the new, but why do we have to go to Star Trek for a design?

Why do we need a new arena? That question was posed a long time ago. Would it not be less expensive to do an upgrade to the existing arena? They would be within blocks of each other.

Maybe because I’m trying to reduce my expenses, I have to pose the question, “Why is it costing $1 million for a detailed technical study?”

Really? How many studies have already been done?

D. Atkinson, Aldergrove

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