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March 16, 2014

Letters to the Editor – March 16, 2014

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These fly-by-night groups came riding into town on a white horse (actually I should say in a 4-door white pickup), without any experience in this type of development, claiming that they were going to open the Baker Hotel, then sat around waiting for the money to remodel to fall from the sky.

 

This group has spent not only their own money but time to develop this project. In addition this group has had

experience in developing this type of project. This will be the fourth major hotel development of this type that they have done.

 

If this referendum doesn’t pass and the hotel is not remodeled, in a very few years the City of Mineral Wells will be stuck with a fast deteriorating hotel that will have to be demolished.

 

I am told by a knowledgeable individual that it would cost the city of Mineral Wells today $5 million to demolish the Baker Hotel. In a few years it would be even more.

 

To those who say that the owners would be responsible for demolishing the Baker hotel, unfortunately you are wrong. The group that owns the Baker Hotel is a limited liability corporation. Therefore they are only liable for what they have invested in the company.

 

Even if it was assured that the referendum would pass, which it by no means is, you need to go vote. In addition to approving the transfer of the sale tax the referendum is also designed to tell the government people in Washington that we want the Baker Hotel remodeled. SO GO VOTE!

 

Charles Thompson

Mineral Wells

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