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Senior center board not willing to listen

Mar 22, 2012 - Jerry White, Riverton


I find it very interesting that for several meetings the Riverton Senior Citizens Center board of directors has discussed the financial losses being experienced by the transportation program.

And yet, when a new member of the board offered a suggestion to help deal with the problem, the meeting was abruptly adjourned and no action taken.

Then, at the February meeting, the board of directors decided to leave the solution to this problem to staff. Consequently, rates were raised and hours of weekend operation were cut.

To top it all off, the suggestion was made that because they have so little business to conduct that perhaps the board should only meet every other month.

This certainly makes me wonder if perhaps the real goal is to get rid of the group that has been attending the board meetings for a year now instead of constructively dealing with the problems faced by the center.

After all, it had been suggested by one board member that perhaps they could raise some money by charging all of the folks who attended their meetings an admittance fee.

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