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Reader says Wouldn’t it be nice to only pay for what you’re going to use?

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Wouldn’t it be nice to only pay for what you’re going to use? Senior Centers only paid for by seniors. Graydon Pool funded by the little tikes brave enough to swim there. The town could issue a pass for those willing to fund road repairs! ‘Sorry sir, it appears you did not contribute to the pothole repair on Linwood Ave last summer. You’ll need to go around…’ These shared communal expenses are such a nuisance. Why should I have to pay to fund the Fire Department with their big, fancy, red and extremely expensive trucks if my house isn’t the one burning to the ground? Perhaps they could bill the careless culprit after the flames are out and the embers cool off? The idea to create an environment that attracts residence from varying age, interests and yes even income (hard to believe that we’re not all rich), is so passé. So what if the families with kids thinned out and moved to other, more affordable communities and therefore changed the trajectory of the future of Ridgewood? Does it matter if the High School kids who scoop ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s or make espresso at Ridgewood Coffee Company are no longer filling those jobs? Maybe some of those senior citizens will be looking for some extra tip money to fund the Senior Center!I think we may be on to something!

2 thoughts on “Reader says Wouldn’t it be nice to only pay for what you’re going to use?

  1. That would be free rider problem galore

  2. Unless you’re kidding…so hard to tell what’s a joke and not on this site sometimes

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