I can’t blame him either. He’s worked hard to develop his business and this facility should help. During our chat at the Ramada he talked about how we need to “get it built” (the arena) “we dont’ have choices, but to build infrastructure to bring in people to Cornwall”
I asked Scott if he had any political aspirations and he said he had his hands full raising two kids, but followed them and was very supportive of our MP. Mr Lecky stated ” What’s more progressive than building a new sports facility?”
The fund raising committee which he chairs has seen its total inch up to over $800K with no naming rights $$ in the kitty yet. The Golf tourney raised over $20K, and the Rotary Club had chipped in another $50K. He thought that the committee would exceed the $2 Million dollar target announced.
On the Bridge Crisis he said that it was a tough situation for the area economy. He felt that the bridge had to stay on Brookdale; further away would hurt hurt all the area businesses, and he felt that the area couldn’t afford the negativity created by the crisis.
“We have to create the envioronment for kids to get excited about playing sports” He also felt that there should be no compromise on the project of which I would tend to agree with him.
I have to admit that he made a lot of valid points. Some I may not agree with, but his commitment to the community and to having reasons for people to move to and visit Cornwall make a lot of sense.
Here is his clip from this week’s special meeting regarding the arena.
What do you think Cornwall?
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