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An expensive renovation

| Thursday, July 30, 2015, 8:55 p.m.

As a Burrell School District taxpayer, I became concerned after reading the story “Burrell considers renovating former weight room” (July 28).

In addition to deciding if this space needs to be converted from a weight room into a locker room, the board needs to consider if it's a good idea for this space to be renovated period.

Board member Jim Kunkle stated it is “hard to wrap your head around spending as much money on one room as it could cost to build a house.” For $300,000, you could buy a pretty nice house and most homes in Burrell aren't valued at anything close to that price.

As taxpayers, we should have a say in this type of spending in our school district. I am totally uneasy with the renovation of one room at this exorbitant amount of money.

I wish more people would speak up about situations confronting this community because we ultimately pay the bill.

Patricia Mele

Lower Burrell

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