I am writing to express my concern over Stephanie Madix's letter regarding the closing of Scovill Golf Course ("Closing Scovill was closing a treasure," March 7).
It's a travesty that someone who no longer lives in Decatur and does not pay taxes to the Decatur Park District can complain about the difficult decision which they made. Did she research the amount of money needed to upgrade the facilities to keep it operating or make a donation to the Parks Foundation to help with the costs? Does she not realize Decatur has lost population and can no longer support several golf courses?
It's fine if she wants to be nostalgic about how things used to be, but her comments were not that. Even though I am no longer a Decatur resident, I commend the Park District for making this decision to not add more tax burden to the citizens of Decatur.
Brian James, Forsyth