Saturday, February 9, 2013

A little gratitude might go a long way for Palmetto

Palmetto Little League ballfields due for fall 2014 completion.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Did anyone on the Palmetto City Commission ever hear that old adage?
Apparently not.
Last Monday when that august body finally agreed to the inter-local agreement permitting Manatee County to finally begin building the city its way overdue Little League ballfields, one would think they’d have shown some gratitude.
After all, the county is going to spend $3.3 million of our tax dollars to do what Palmetto has been unable to do on its own.
Instead, the city commission grudgingly signed off on the deal, kvetching about the arrangement and making it sound like they were being most unfairly.
“Our feet are being held to the fire to get these ballparks done,” Commissioner Brian Williams said.
It’s about time.

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