As a full time resident of Area H, I for one, and I am sure not the only one, have nothing but praise and admiration for the job our representative Brad Hope has and is doing. Brad has given up his home and private life to look out for our best interests. Brad came to us to inform us of the upcoming referendum for the “Aquatic Center” in July. Up until then we knew nothing about the “Aquatic Center” proposal. He gave us direction as to where to get information such as the Princeton web page, which we later found out was wrong information, and was still giving wrong information up until the end of August. The committee made no attempt to contact anyone in our area to come and give an information session. Arrangements were finally made, AT OUR REQUEST, for them to come to an event and put their information out to the people in the Three Lakes area. They were given space to put out their information and given time to give an information speech. The event went from 9:30am until 5pm. The committee arrived after 10:30am and were gone before 1pm, deciding not to give the speech at all. It seems to me that the committee was only interested in going out to the places that might have a positive vote. The mail out information that was sent out was confusing at best and far too late. People who are non-residents were left in the dark, given very confusing directions for the mail in ballot, given only limited information, and left with barely enough time to get all the required paperwork completed and get a mail in ballot returned before September 24th. Maybe this was the plan all along. It seems that now people are blaming Brad for all of the problems surrounding the “Aquatic Center” referendum. It was Brad’s fault the mail out was so late because, God forbid, he wanted to make sure the correct information was enclosed. I would rather thank him as much as I can for bringing all of the short falls to our attention now before we saddle ourselves with a 6 million dollar debt. Instead of people making this into a political witch-hunt, time could have been better-spent seeking donations to try to offset the expected debt. I hope Brad will run again to be our Area H representative but after all the mud slinging and personal attacks I would certainly not blame him if he chooses to step away. I am also a very mad Area H resident but for very different reasons. I don’t feel the correct information was sent out to all the property owners in a way that they could truly absorb it and make a completely informed decision, have time to discuss it with other property owners, and still have time to complete the paperwork and return the mail in ballot. If the information was not available the referendum should have been delayed or postponed.
Another seriously mad Area H resident not afraid to give her name. Sherrill Fraser