Barbara De Vries: Keep your promise

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Dear Editor:

Bouquets and kudos to those three City Council members who voted against the old junior high as the site for our new community center. Those three kept the promise -- made to the community, the seniors and the American Legion -- that was given in return for helping to pass the Bud Werner Memorial Library bond issue. Clearly, when given a choice between the school building (about 90 years old) and a brand-new building on city-owned property with more-than-adequate parking, the old junior high would not be chosen. It seems that a number of city projects (not necessarily for the public at large) have gone way over budget, yet the money was always found to complete them. Some City Council members seemed to have ignored the straw vote of American Legion members and 43 seniors. The fact that the city will have to lease or buy the part of the school building will further hold up construction and increase the overall cost. Why not go with a site that is ready to build on? Call your City Council members and let them know your views.

Barbara De Vries
Steamboat Springs

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