Pooling of resources has worked on OM

Three decades after Mesa County, the city of Grand Junction and School District 51 jointly agreed to build and operate a community swimming pool on Orchard Mesa, it certainly makes sense for…




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This is not the first time county commissioners have balked on paying their share in renovating and upgrading facilities shared by partners.  As sitting members of PIAB Mr. Aquafresca represented the county position and had the county pull any of its share of upgrading Stocker stadium several years ago.  JUCO, CMU, The city of GJ, and the District 51 all partnered with a grant from the Denver Broncos to provide for new turf and the county did not contribute!

What bothered me more was the comment later from county reps that they were not recognized as contributors for the project!

What bothers me now is the co-op for OM pool has worked great for 30 years, there is no recreation center in a city our size, and county commissioners now want to shift the burden of cost to other entities so they can play politics and get us to believe they are good stewards of our tax dollars.  What a joke!

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