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Letter: Clarification around FEDC budget




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Editor:

Re: “FEDC approves 2013 budget,” Oct. 10

This article contains several quotations that are attributed to me that need correction/clarification.

First, I don’t believe that sincere questions/comments regarding our investment in sports facilities enhancement/expansion rather than in our water and sewer systems are ridiculous. On the contrary, I think they are good and fair. The problem here is the misunderstanding that we can use Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) sales tax revenues for day-to-day city infrastructure needs.

The Development Corporation Act of 1979 does not allow for this. The Act does allow for us to spend funds on infrastructure projects (including water/sewer systems), but only in connection with an FEDC project. Recent examples of this are the Walmart and La Quinta projects. Not using our available funds for our much-needed sports facilities enhancement/expansion will have no bearing on water/sewer systems needs. Further, as our city manager has briefed on several occasions, the city is on top of these situations (see City of Floresville website for details).

It is unfortunate that the need for the fixing and bringing our sports facilities up to par with current needs got caught in the crosshairs of those that are against any major endeavor the city undertakes. There is a dire need for this and it needs addressing now (to answer those who ask why now).

At our 2011 public hearing (after the FEDC board voted to allocate $125,000 per year for 20 years), a number of folks who are directly involved with our River Park fields (coaches, volunteers, etc.) testified and showed us pictures of how bad the conditions are. According to them, sinkholes and continuing worsening erosion problems represent a significant danger to users. The bathroom and concession stand deteriorations are atrocious.

At a mayor’s forum several months ago, Mr. Cassy Garza, a retired coach and member of the Sports Foundation, decried that conditions at the park were so bad that the sports facilities there should be condemned.

Thus, the question should not be why now, but how much do we value the safety of our youth, and what priority should we give to that and the expanding need for healthful activities for these youth? This is what our project, insofar as the River Park is concerned, is all about.

First, to fix the safety-related issues. Then, to salvage current fields. Lastly, and as far as we can, add much-needed fields -- including some tournament-quality fields -- so that we may proudly host year-end finals.

ALBERT “FRED” Q. GONZALES

Floresville EDC Board Member
 

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Fed Up With Arrogance  
Sin City  
October 18, 2012 5:29am
 
Spec Ops, why would they do all that? We presented them with a petition to take this to a vote, and the mayor TOTALLY ignored it. He does what he wants. He does not listen to citizen input. Everything is already set by the time ... More ›

 
Spec Ops  
Wilson  
October 17, 2012 7:27pm
 
Fred, my question to you is have you done the analysis and planning before you commit money to this project? No one is against better fields for the kids, but we want to see the plan. Who runs it, who maintains it, cost ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
October 17, 2012 5:21pm
 
"When the fields wear down each year who is re-seeding and re-painting?" They'll do like they did last time. Let them be neglected for 30 years and then build new ones.

 
Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
October 17, 2012 3:31pm
 
$125,000 per year for ball fields for 20 years seem pretty expense for a small town of less than 7000 people. We can't spend that money better? How about hiring people to run the old train station that FEDC moved and left ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
October 17, 2012 2:43pm
 
I agree about the sports complex Fred. Seein' as how the city has no money for it why don't you just cut a check.

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