To the Editor:
Kudos to Dr. Bruce Borchers and the school staff for the creative and practical fresh look and proposal for resolving the dilemma of our 71-year-old pre-K and Administration building. I believe this solution is fiscally far more attractive and feasible than any alternatives that were suggested in the past. At this point, I am soundly behind it.
Kudos too, to Parker Hardy and the Chamber for being willing to discuss the possibility of letting their building be part of the plan.
I do think the Chamber of Commerce is a very important organization to this city. Finding appropriate alternative quarters, should this plan be adopted, is as important as the rest of the proposal. The Convention and Visitors Bureau also needs a more appropriate location. Would the Chamber and CVB make logical co-tenants of a prominently located facility? Is Main Street Oak Ridge a possible location for the two?
Thanks too, to the School Board and City Council for the joint meeting and discussion. That alone makes me feel more optimistic about the future path of Oak Ridge than I have felt for a good while! I urge you to continue to develop and support this plan. We need to make this happen.