Make the McKenzie Connection!

Letter to the Editor

Questions on funding

Thank you for the recent article, March 17th edition of the McKenzie River Reflections, regarding our local clinic and McKenzie Valley Wellness.

As a member, donator, and supporter of the clinic for a number of years I am very interested in and have a vested interest in the success of the clinic.

The recent article, though informative, left me with a number of questions regarding funds and funding.

With, as stated in the article, a triple net lease from Orchid and the insurance from MVW, why would fundraising be needed? If the MVW and Orchard “got a fair insurance settlement for the loss of our building” shouldn’t they have been able to get the clinic back to at least where they were? If they received a “fair settlement” what are the $1.8M dollars of taxpayer funds to be used for?

I also believe that $100,000 was used for remodels in the temporary clinic, where did those funds come from? And if they came from the $1.8 M will the funds be repaid to the taxpayers?

I want to be clear, I support the clinic and admire all the hard work that has been done over the years, but with almost $2M taxpayer dollars being used we need to make sure our taxpayer dollars are managed in a forthright, transparent and responsible manner.

As always, thank you for your good work.

Tony Casad

Blue River


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