By TYLER MASK
For those on the fence about the 4B election coming up on May 10, the Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “townhall” meeting on April 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mineral Wells High School in the cafeteria. Mineral Wells Mayor Mike Allen and the Baker Restoration Team’s Chad Patton will be present to discuss the details of the election and the Baker Hotel restoration project.
“The purpose of the meeting is to provide the community with information to make an informed decision on voting,” Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce President Ryan Roach said. “There’s a lot of misconceptions about what the vote is for, what type of money is being contributed and how much. It’s one last opportunity for the citizens to understand what they are voting on. We need to be sure the correct information is out there so they can make an informed decision.”
Mayor Allen will be presenting the election and what it is specifically for. He will outline what the 4B sales tax is and how it can be utilized.
Chad Patton will be talking about the hotel renovations and the cost associated with it. He will also be expressing the group’s commitment and feelings on the project and what it means to them.
The Chamber will have the floor plans, mood boards (boards that express what the interior concepts and design will reflect) and renderings of what to expect when the hotel is finished.
Roach will be facilitating the meeting. The entire community will have an opportunity to ask questions to Allen, Patton and Roach.
“I think there is good support for it,” Roach said. “I certainly have heard more positive than negative. The negative things that I have heard stem from misinformation. There is even support from outside of the community.”
“I believe it is going to pass,” Allen said. “I have seen very little negativity towards the project and everybody I have talked to has been all for it.”