John Richcreek letter: Shields gym and wasted taxpayer dollars

To the editor:

As with other such structures around the country, built and paid for at taxpayer’s expense, why should it now be restored, maintained and designated like something called a memorial? Who owns the property today — is it still public owned property?

The property is ideally located and the structure itself, according to information in the Tribune’s article, is solidly built and probably good for many more lifetimes so, therefore, should not it be contracted to a developer and converted to commercial use such as offices or even apartments? A little forethought and planning will produce a profitable venture for future generations of taxpayers!

John Richcreek, Seymour