To the editor: We have finally heard from the other side of the Kulpmont building debate.

One person out of 1,600 taxpaying property owners has finally stepped forward to say that she or he is in favor of the new building complex. Amen. Amen, I say to you, that this individual has stated what we, the taxpayers, have been patiently asking council numerous times over the course of a year and a half to do: Please give us facts and the truth. Thank you so much for restating that concern that we have been presenting to council at each meeting since this project was unveiled.

Myself and Mr. Lutz, along with all those who signed not only the petition last year, but also the election exit survey in May, have openly presented our case to council each month. We are not hiding behind petitions, pens and paint brushes. On the contrary, everything we, the voice of the taxpayers, are expressing is all visible, vocal and upfront pertaining to questions and concerns about the status of the municipal complex.

On behalf of those who have asked us to attend meetings for them - we have. And if we are shooting off our mouths, we are simply asking to stop, reconsider and reevaluate what is happening that seems to be separating our town. This $1 million adventure is ill-advised and financially suppressing to a populous that is struggling to make economic ends meet.

Not many of us doubt the sincerity of council's efforts to better the community. However, when a decision to spend a million taxpayers dollars emerges on the scene, that is the point where community caring individuals must draw a line in the sand and respectably ask council to stop, reconsider and reevaluate the choices and work together to arrive at an answer to solve this massive dilemma that is only inflicting friction into our small, financially strapped borough.

Unlike the caller who used "Sound Off" to express her or his viewpoint, I choose to use the "Letter to the Editor" format because I express my convictions openly and always sign what I believe to be true.

Bob Chesney

Kulpmont