So --- Councilman 2, are you saying that the Woehrle Non-reverting fund was established for nothing? No indoor facility is planned? The 9 to 0 vote to establish this fund and then to put $3 million into it was an 'error'??? So if there is no indoor facility planned, just exactly what is the non-reverting fund for and what is the $3 million for?
If what you say is true, I am very glad to learn that the council and the parks department has absolutely no intention of building an indoor facility for soccer or any other sport. Please explain what happened at the last council meeting? You were one of the 9 who voted "yes" for the non-reverting fund and the $3 million. If people are misrepresenting the facts for some "unknown reason", please set the record straight and tell us exactly what the plan is for this fund and this money.
You said and I quote "...The vote was 9 - 0 for the indoor soccer facility..."
There has been votes to create a park fund and appropriate money into that park fund. No money has been spent. No contracts have been signed. No indoor SOCCER complex has been proposed or voted on.
This parks fund was created to possibly:
1) Fund options to solve the parking issues at the Woehrle complex which may include the purchase of land.
2) Help fund the building of a multi-sports indoor building (not indoor soccer specific). The building of a multi-sport building (hard sports flooring -volleyball, tennis, basketball supported) is not a new idea and was part of the original plans for the build out of the Woehrle complex.
3) Fund the expansion of Jeffersonville parks in the newly annexed area.
I say "possibly" because there are no contracts in place to purchase anything or spend this money as of yet. There was only a 9-0 vote to create a fund and put money into that fund for possible future uses outlined above. If the money placed into the parks fund is not spent that money will be moved to another fund and made available to be spent somewhere else.
Obviously my hope is that the Parks Authority spends these city resources for all three options listed above but as of today that has not yet happened and I am only one vote out of the 9 member parks authority. It always takes at least 5 votes from the Parks Authority to take any action or spend any money.
I'm not going to keep repeating the same message over and over with words twisted or parsed out. So just to be clear... there has been NO vote to spend $3,000,000 on a parking lot and there has NOT been any 9-0 vote for a $3,000,000 indoor soccer complex.
I understand people may disagree with my opinions or disagree with the actions of the Parks Authority but lets not misrepresent the facts for what I believe to be election year political fear tactics.
Anyone that wants more details or has more questions about the actions of the Parks Authority are welcome to give me a call and/or set up a meeting and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Jeffersonville Parks Authority President
Edited by Councilman 2, 14 March 2015 - 06:26 PM.