Mt. Vernon Register-News


March 5, 2014

Lease and let go


We see and have seen many letters to the editor about happenings in this country, state and area; however, we are primordially interested in what is going on here, our area. Now this is where the pronoun “they” comes to mind.

Loosely speaking “they” have stopped the streetcars movement on Main and 10th street and, they stopped the operation of manufacturing railroad freight cars in Mt. Vernon, IL. They stopped the operation of General Radiator plant, shoes manufacturing, Autolite manufacturing plant, World press plant, and had the Justice Center built that is a boondoggle and shifted the location and expanding of MVTHS from functioning in Mt. Vernon IL proper. As we realize and notice they are moving everything of contractually interest, west, hopefully, we do like wise with little fuss.

Not everyone is against changes to and for MVTHS, they want to go with the flow but at what expense and hassle money wise and worry about the future of what progress has become a be crouching nontransparent monster.

The solution: do as the federal agencies do. Let someone else build the high school campus and the committee lease the campus for - oh say fifty or hundred years. NO fuss and let the worry and maintenance fall on and to the builder (owner) lessening the burden of increasing lurking cost of caring for children, as they should.

They thus is split with responsibility taking care of their real mission — education of our children to where it belongs and not a big money problem. I might add, we in our locale have a money problem as everyone else being in Jefferson county too, making twofold. I as others have mouthed lease and let go with the unforgiven burden of completing an thankless job to the worriers. Lease.

Del Delaney


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