Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...Soccer club clarifies contribution to sports park
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 24 Mar 2006, p. 7

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Dear editor, Re: January 20 article on capital budget funding for 2006. The Georgetown Soccer Club (GSC) is concerned that the article implied the Town withdrew funding for the development of the Trafalgar Sports Park (TSP) due to the GSC withdrawing a $100,000 contribution. The Club did not offer $100,000! After informing the Club that yet again there would be no funds available this year for TSP, we were told that $400,000 would be available if the GSC would contribute $100,000. The GSC offered $50,000, but this was rejected by the Town. The GSC then withdrew that amount reasoning: a) a lack of maintenance of existing TSP fields leaving them in deplorable condition, b) negative reaction from GSC membership for funding recreational facilities, and c) no ownership rights regardless of the contribution. Your paper reported on January 17, 2003, that capital funding of $1.5 million was in place for seven fields to be built for 2004. At that time, the GSC had offered $135,000 to go towards the interest for a debenture to enable the Town to fast-track the development. The Town did not accept the offer. To date, only four fields have been built. We hope this puts things into perspective. Eugene Horak, President, Georgetown Soccer Club

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR...Soccer club clarifies contribution to sports park