Game Over for the Bonner County RV Campground?
by Shari Dovale
The Bonner County RV campground project has been pushed and pushed by the two CommissionMEN for months.
Regardless of what the voters wanted, regardless of what the Fair board wanted, regardless of the negative effects on the county, they decided it would happen because THEY wanted it to happen.
And as both men made clear, they are the rulers of the county and what they say goes. They answer to no one.
Or do they?
The state gave them a slap in the face this week when the extension they sought, for the grant to pay for the project, was denied.
This notice came shortly after a special meeting was held that same day accepting opening bids for this project.To be clear, this does not mean the project will not be brought back to life by these men. The letter plainly states that there are a number of unresolved items. The county would be allowed to resubmit an application for another grant if they are able to resolve the current issues.
What will the two CommissionMEN do?
Redoubt News asked each man the following questions:
With the extension turned down, where does that leave the county/fairgrounds? Is this project on or off the table? Are there any other plans under consideration for that property?
and received the following email responses:
Good question. There are no other plans for that property that I am aware of.
(Notice that he did not respond to whether or not the project is off the table, and did not acknowledge any other plans, such as the proposed Justice center.)
(No other response)
These men have continued to be as ambiguous as usual, leaving the people they are supposed to represent with more questions than answers. So is it Game Over, or not?