Iím writing to ask for the support of the voters in the town of Concord on the upcoming vote for the new Concord Senior Center.
Itís now time to give back to our seniors that have supported us in the past. They are also the group that has supported school, youth programs and spend their income in our community.
Did you know that:
The village and town spend over $200,000 on youth programs. One-third of our community is over 55 years old. The cost of the new center is in the $1.7 million range, of which the town has already obtained $100,000 from Erie County and the housing and Urban Development.
The town already owns the land. The town does not anticipate an increase in taxes because it recently paid off the bonds for the Hulbert Library. The money used on the 1994 building would be applied to the new structure. Utilities and maintenance cost will be covered by savings in other areas and utilizing existing staff. The building will be a community building open to seniors and their families. It will be home to the Concord Senior Citizens, the Concord Nutrition Sites and SCENe. As well as other activities such as Home Bureau, Meals on Wheels, Concord Senior Transportation, exercise and educational classes. An active senior will live a more quality, healthy and happy life.
There are building plans and more information at the town hall or call 592-4946, with questions. Please come out to vote on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, 12-8 p.m. at the Concord Town Hall. And help keep Springville and Concord a vibrant community to live in for all ages.
Deborah A. King