Wow! I have to admit that I am not very well versed in what is going on in this community, specifically with Oakdale Park, but from the 11 minute clip that I just watched, it appears that no one is prepared to deal with the issue at hand. Although this appears to have been specifically intended to be a discussion about the cost of converting from natural gas to all electric and the approval of funds to do so, the presenters appeared to have nothing to support their request for an additional 100,000.00. And when it was brought up that the council wanted to see proof in the form of an itemized statement, the presenters actions and remarks reminded me of those that would come from my toddler when she does not get her way. And in the end, it ended up being a discussion about replacing a heating/cooling unit in the main office? Wow!
I understand that Oakdale has some issues that need to be addressed. It had issues to be addressed 15 years ago when I was excitedly waiting on the end of the school day so that I could go to "splash day". But I am of the opinion that if the powers that be can not come to some sort of a consensus as to what needs to be done and handle things like mature, responsible adults, Oakdale Park will forever be a burden on this city.
@citizenB - I agree with you completely. But from judging from the reactions, is this how they have always transferred money to oakdale? Just say well i think i need this much for - you know - expenses and stuff? In my opinion the council should require them to prove what they need money for and not except any excuses for why it is not done. It also appears from the video that the council has asked them for itemization and justification for the funds before, but perhaps that was seen as an idle threat.
I do not know what needs to be done, but that exchange looked to be more like a "gimme, gimme" than anything else.
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