Isn't that just typical?
By Darlene Guzman
February 14, 2006
I read in the paper where the Borough has rejected the Moose
Lodge's request for their pull tab permit renewal because they
owe back taxes. Isn't that just typical? The Moose Lodge is
a local business and has been around for many years. It's a
nice dining establishment with great food, good company, and
it's very affordable. Like some businesses though it is struggling
to make ends meet. If the pull tab permit is going to help them
through this hard time, why would the Borough deny it?
They are not just hurting the
Moose Lodge, they are effecting many positive programs in Ketchikan.
The Moose Lodge uses a majority of this pull tab money to help
fund children's activities, other school activities, and people
in need. Come on people, this is Ketchikan and Ketchikan isn't
what it used to be. We don't have the economy we used to so
why not support what we do have.
Maybe the Borough should buy
the Moose Lodge building to house the seventh and eighth graders
since they can't meet a deadline either.
I stand by the Moose Lodge
and appreciate what they do, too bad the Borough doesn't feel
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Darlene Guzman was born & raised in Ketchikan. She
writes, she "S upports local businesses and am NOT supportive
of seasonal businesses run by out of town people".
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