Thursday, August 26, 2010
A GUARDIAN reader sent us a copy of the lease agreement and we can't figure out if Caldwell taxpayers will see a dime of return on this investment or not. It calls for $200k annually in lease payments for 20,000 square feet of the 39,000 square ft. building. What is going in the remaining 19,000 square ft? A coffee shop built and furnished at Caldwell taxpayer expense will take up a small part of the remaining real estate. Will TVCC be getting a free ride on the remaing portion or will it be used for yet another purpose not known to the public.
We also heard on KBOI Saturday morning radio TVCC director Kathleen Robinson singing the praises of Mayor Nancolas and Mr. Waite for all they have done for out of state TVCC at Caldwell taxpayer expense. Ms. Robinson is hoping to get a Nursing program up and running in the near term also at Caldwell taxpayer expense. Oregon contributes nothing to the operation of TVCC Caldwell operation and to show their appreciation for the largess of taxpayers they send 20% of their gross revenue back to Oregon to subsidize their expenses in Oregon.
In the lease with TVCC the good people of Caldwell will also be responsible for insuring the building, maintenance, repairs and to provide a minimum of 250 parking places within a three block radius of the building.
What is really confusing is the lease document says TVCC will be using 20,000 square feet of the building. We were under the impression they were going to occupy the entire building save a small portion set aside for a coffee shop operation also set up and paid for by Caldwell taxpayers.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 3:57 PM