‘Killing two birds with one stone’

Published 12:15 pm Wednesday, May 17, 2017

When you have something that has monetary value, you sell it when you’re monetarily in aarough spot. It’s a good philosophy to have, sacrificing something you want for something you need. It’s a smart financial decision to make.

The Town of Victoria made a good financial decision recently in selling downed trees cut behind Lakeview Cemetery, taking the proceeds from the sale to help fund two recently-purchased police cars and to help pay off the mortgage on the town’s municipal building.

“All of this land has been since replanted in pines for renewable resources,” Newton told The Dispatch.

Newton cited that there were no current plans for expansion of the cemetery.

This small investment will lead to further financial gains down the road.

In addition to the financial benefit, the border around the Lakeview Cemetery was also cleared to eliminate trees that could have caused issues in the future, according to Newton.

Newton also said the land surrounding the cemetery is property of the town and the timber from the surrounding area was recently harvested.

The town has taken a problem, solved it, and used to the solution to solve separate problems as well.

The metaphor the phrase “killing two birds with one stone” brings about is being used to the utmost extent in this situation.

This could lead one to wish that an abundance of timber was found on Lunenburg County property to allow them to come closer to the $795,000 request for additional funds from the school board, but it’s doubtful enough timber would be available to allow them to come close to that.

I commend the Town of Victoria for their symbiotically smart decision to pay down debt and fix issues on its property.

Morgan White is a staff reporter for The K-V Dispatch. His email address is Morgan.White@KVDispatch.com.