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Benefits come with costs

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

To the editor: To comment on the item in the Sept. 17 edition of the Beacon about Sunset Beach and the purchase of parkland, I agree progressive thinkers would see the long-range desirability of such a purchase.

Too often the “choice” spots are lost to developers and private interests and the public (that’s us) doesn’t get the opportunity to acquire these lands.

The new sewer system and a public park will enhance the community of Sunset Beach. Both must come with a price tag attached.

Maybe the cost for me to hook up to the new sewer system wouldn’t seem so bad if my 20-year-old septic tank failed, and I had to replace it. Been there, done that! On the other hand, I will certainly feel better about paying for a park I and my family will have great fun using, than for the other.

That a tax increase will not be necessary for this parkland purchase is icing on the cake.