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Committee recommends funding community facilities

June 26, 2013

All applicants, including Minot Park District and four organizations, would receive a share of the city’s facilities funding under a recommendation of the Community Development Committee....

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Jun-27-13 9:58 AM

SayWhat the difference is your children still have the option to attend public school without additional fees. It is your choice not to uses them.

Also, there are many students from Bishop Ryan who attend vocational classes at the public schools.

As obertc said so well I too should not be paying taxes to fund either school system as I do not use their facilities.

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Jun-27-13 9:51 AM

Leftwing, I am tired of being taxed for schools, services, and businesses I do not use. There is no question Bishop Ryan Catholic School is a PRIVATE entity and should not be considered for funding from my tax dollars. I'm not excited about funding the other projects either but at least they are open equally and fairly to all citizen despite their financial or religious status and without a ridiculous tuition rate.

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Jun-27-13 7:53 AM

Try and use any of these facilities providing a "public service" without paying an admission charge or use it for recreation on a weekend and you will likely get arrested.

The commission plays fast and loose with the definition of public service to circumvent the constitutional ban on giving tax dollars to private entities.

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Jun-26-13 12:31 PM

We shouldn't be giving any monies to the YMCA at all because membership dues should be paying for this and also Trinity Health as it also has its name on the building. I am sorry why should I have to pay tax dollars to something I don't have a membership to? Then if this is the case then all employers should have to provide memberships to it.

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Jun-26-13 10:35 AM

I don't believe taxpayers should be supporting any private entity, including Bishop Ryan or the YMCA. As to SayWhat ... by your analogy, then I shouldn't have to pay school taxes either, since I have no children in the school system. Doesn't work that way. Also, the parents "elected" to send their children to a private school. They didn't have to.

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Jun-26-13 9:13 AM

The last I heard...parents who send their children to private schools are still paying the same taxes that help fund public schools and public projects. If a tax payer sends their children to a private school...we could then argue "why should these parents have to pay for public school facilities if their kids don't go to public school" Goes both ways in my opinion.

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Jun-26-13 9:06 AM

Bishop Ryan should not be receiving the tax dollars of this community. A very small percentage of the taxpayers in Minot are eligible to use their facilities. I urge City Council to reject the recommendation to support their request for funding!!!

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Jun-26-13 1:53 AM

Private school gets public money. Can my kids use gym if they don't go to bishop Ryan?

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