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Would you support a fairground and visitor center for Chester as economic development tools?

Posted 4 years.

2 Comments

  • Kathy Pellett - 4 years ago

    This idea could be good, but as proposed, sounds a little self serving for Pinske's business and carving event. I think this piece of land is under water a good deal of time in rainy weather, so don't think this is a good location. A ag fairground is a huge undertaking and commitment. Just ask the people in Springfield as they have had to discontinue their long-standing ag fair. Something like this needs a huge commitment from dedicated people who will stay with it. It should be self-supporting - not town supported (i.e., taxpayers), as what we're really paying for is local business. Perhaps the business community as a whole should be asked whether they want to support such a venture.

  • Kathy Pellett - 4 years ago

    This idea could be good, but as proposed, sounds a little self serving for Pinske's business and carving event. I think this piece of land is under water a good deal of time in rainy weather, so don't think this is a good location.

    A ag fairground is a huge undertaking and commitment. Just ask the people in Springfield as they have had to discontinue their long-standing ag fair. Something like this needs a huge commitment from dedicated people who will stay with it. It should be self-supporting - not town supported (i.e., taxpayers), as what we're really paying for is local business. Perhaps the business community as a whole should be asked whether they want to support such a venture.