Saturday, November 12, 2016

Petition looks to return funds to the town

Several residents are interested in seeing a return of funds to the Town of Springfield from the Southern Vermont Recreation Foundation. They have begun circulating a petition to rescind the vote taken in September 2002, which, they say, would allow the funds and the fund gains to be returned to the control of the town.    


  1. Walter Clark does not know what he is talking about. The hospital does not have anything to do with running the rec center and has not received one penny from the investments which by the way are held in the towns name. Maybe the Message should have tried calling the town office to verify Walt's misstatements.

  2. The rec center NEVER should have been sold to the hospital. That violated the original agreement. The town needs to revert back to the way the agreement was intended. If the rec center is losing money (or lost money)and can no longer operate, the residents of the town (not just a select few) should vote on what to do with the prison money just like we did in the beginning.

  3. Not sure which non profit owns the building has to do with this discussion. It was built with donations and a bank loan, not with the State's funds

  4. Vote YES to return funds to the town! It's about time!

  5. Everyone needs to get their facts straight. The money is staying with Edgar Mae Rec. Center, which is where it was donated to begin with.

  6. The money should go back to the town and the Hospital should pay taxes on the property. It is, after all, pay to play.


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