A newly developed baseball stadium. Not by raising my property taxes!

A newly developed baseball stadium. Not by raising my property taxes!
Posted on June 15, 2013 | Earle Rheaume | Written on June 13, 2013
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Dear Ottawa media,

If I wanted to go to the former “lynx” stadium for a few hours of baseball I would gladly spend the money. I loved watching games with family while enjoying a coke and a hot dog together. But I don’t need nor want Ottawa City council spending $10 to $30 million dollars that the City doesn’t have, and then force me to pay for it through an increase of my already too high property taxes.

Eugene Melnyk didn’t ask or take one cent from my property taxes and I don’t expect City Council to do so either. Unless and until the fans are ready and willing to step up-to-the-plate and support baseball in Ottawa without raising my taxes, I suggest they have a wonderful time watching the “Jay’s “play in Toronto.

I’d really like to read in detail City Manager Kent Kirkpatrick’s business plan that justifies any continuation of this proposal.

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Looking back over 72 years I had the good fortune to have had a wonderful mom, a great wife and family, a successful career in business and excellent health. Sure there were ups and downs but they were too few to... More


Its a difficult issue Earle since its a valuable property in the middle of the City. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it!