Regarding: If I Had A Million Dollars
I concur with L. Ferguson on purchasing said property adjacent to BirkenHead Resorts in Birken.
I have two reasons for this.
One; the building of a community should begin with the basic needs of the community. In Birken, it is a properly equipped Class A fire hall for the hard working and dedicated volunteers who risk their lives to keep us safe. They are inadequately armed to win this fight.
And, with a Class A fire hall our home insurance cost would drop approximately 60 to 70 per cent. Fire insurance out here is very expensive and many places are not covered, because of this.
Hence, a fire hall would go far in keeping families from moving away.
And two; I would imagine that this new building must carry fire insurance which we will pay. I guestimate the cost at about $5,000 to $6,000 plus per annum. That is on top of property taxes, electrical charges, building maintenance and upkeep etc.
I noticed that the grounds have possibly been stripped with an excavator and that would have cost a bundle. Now weeds are growing in place of the natural flora. The building was up for sale by the owner for under $500,000 a couple of years ago. The sign was mounted on a tree in the driveway.
Had someone bought it then, they would have netted a very fat profit. At a time when governments all over the world are cinching up their belts and the public is getting less and less for their dollar, now is not the time to be creating this type of burden on the taxpayers.
What's next, a Municipality of Birken?