LETTER: Questioning Ponoka’s proposed sale of the Kinsmen Centre

A Ponoka News reader raises questions about what the sale of the Kinsmen Community Centre means

Dear Editor

Through the years Ponoka town council has been trying to sell our community-built Kinsmen Community Centre. They claim it is loosing money and therefore a big liability to the town.

Why did they evict Bob and Company Catering with no reason?

His company was reliable, steady income. Our mayor has admitted that he persuaded town council into omitting the municipal law to advertise the property for sale. Why?

Further the mayor states that the parking lot around the centre building is owned by someone else, not true, the recorded size of the centre property is 1.6-acres and owned by our town. Sweet deal for someone to purchase.

After getting appraisers it turns out the building has asbestos and is leaking, so they’re practically giving it away.

All buildings that age have asbestos on the heating and not surprisingly their roofs leak. What an epiphany.

Murray Mackay

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