We, the people of Dixon, will be given the opportunity to change things in our great town. We will be given the opportunity to vote yes on a referendum that will give our residents the chance to make a difference in our community, now and into the future.
I’m in favor of this referendum. It’s time for Dixon to have facilities comparable to, if not better than, facilities in other towns. I see the incredible revenue that can be generated, not only by soccer tournaments and other travelling teams, but also by great theatrical productions, showing outside companies and possible inhabitants we have a community that is healthy and vibrant; a community that can support a facility attractive to people to move here.
I also see the financial impact of this facility. Visitors will have to use our restaurants, gas stations, hotels and possibly, but I sincerely hope not, our medical community for its needs. This will generate millions of dollars in the long run.
I’m a firm believer that a facility will help raise test scores and grades. When students are healthier in body, they are healthier in soul and mind.
Yes, it’s 1 percent. Ask yourself, Will I get my 1 percent back on my initial investment? I believe you will get that back and then some. This facility is good for our economy, but more important, it’s good for the people of Dixon.
Get out and vote yes for this referendum. Make a difference in our children’s lives. It’s time.
Note to readers – David A. Yeager, DPM, is a podiatrist at the KSB Foot and Ankle Center.