Ashcroft should vote on water plant borrowing

The author feels that it's a bad time for the Village to borrow and that the decision should be made by the taxpayers.

Dear Editor

Re: Proposed Water Treatment Plant.

It is evident that there is a groundswell of opposition building against the Village’s water treatment proposal.

“Turbidity” is a characteristic of rivers and has been with us a long time; it has never been regarded as a serious health hazard. Morever, to undertake a major expenditure at a time when we are losing businesses (viz. convenience store/gas station; Central Cafe; the sandwich and coffee shop) does not make economic sense.

The residents of Ashcroft and area deserve – and should demand – a plebiscite on this issue.

Jake Eckardt