With many part-time and seasonal police officers, such as Eileen Rossi, right, the small Oak Creek Police Department is seeking volunteers through a federal program to help fill the void.

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With many part-time and seasonal police officers, such as Eileen Rossi, right, the small Oak Creek Police Department is seeking volunteers through a federal program to help fill the void.

Oak Creek police seek volunteers

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— To help free up Oak Creek's small police force for more traditional law enforcement duties, the police department is seeking local volunteers to help with clerical and support duties. The effort is part of the federal Volunteers in Police Service program.

Even a small force of volunteers can be particularly helpful in communities such as Oak Creek, where support staff is limited and many police officers work part time, police Chief Russ Caterinicchio said. A single volunteer doing a few hours of filing each week relieves a sworn officer from taking time off patrol to do the same tasks, he said.

The Volunteers in Police Service program, which is underwritten by the Department of Justice, was established in 2002 to provide additional support and resources to community law enforcement agencies and help fill gaps in homeland security efforts, according to the program's Web site.

Volunteers with the Oak Creek Police Department will do mostly clerical work, including filing, record keeping, maintaining police archives and shredding documents, but may also be tasked with assisting with grant writing, servicing police equipment, the DARE program and other special projects, Caterinicchio said.

"We'll be looking forward to them helping with police record keeping and care of our vehicles," Caterinicchio said.

Caterinicchio previously helped create a similar volunteer force at the Lone Tree Police Department and said he wants to bring that model to South Routt.

Volunteers are asked to commit at least four hours a week for six months, and they will go through the same screening process and background checks as sworn police officers. They also will be required to undergo confidentiality training because volunteers may handle sensitive documents.

The VIPS program in Oak Creek likely will be extended from law enforcement to town government.

"Town Hall is desperate for help, too," Caterinicchio said.

Oak Creek could use help answering phones at Town Hall, and is working to mitigate privacy concerns in the process. But one of the biggest areas the town could use volunteers is with cleaning, Town Clerk Karen Halterman said.

Town Hall employees currently clean the building themselves, and volunteers taking over that responsibility would be some of the greatest help they could provide, she said.

Although most volunteers in the VIPS program will be adults, students from Soroco High School also are being targeted to help code an upcoming community survey. The data collected in the survey will be used by the Oak Creek Police Department for future grant applications and in developing a five-year plan for the department, Caterinicchio said.

Anyone interested in the program should contact the Oak Creek Police Department at 736-8355.

Comments

uporpeopleu 6 years, 8 months ago

wasn't one of the reasons for the office staff's $4,800 raise because they could, would and wanted to clean town hall themselves?

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ColoradoNative 6 years, 8 months ago

They should move Gary Wall to Oak Creek. It's small enough to where he could walk everywhere!

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Ms_E_Bronte 6 years, 8 months ago

mindyourownbusiness -- speak for yourself and your minions -- not "eveyone else in town" has been "subjected" ..."to harassment" from this police department ... there are those of us who respect what these two QUALIFIED officers have been doing ... sorry you don't get your free rides home from the bars. We're not bending to your rumor-mongering. Get a life and mindyourownbusiness.

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mindyourownbusiness 6 years, 8 months ago

Will there be immunity for "VIPS" from the harassment that everyone else in town has been subject to from this new law inforcement? If so where do I sign up!??!

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Slapper 6 years, 8 months ago

the picked on have risen again. hallellulia hallellulia. we don't need no accountabity for the choices we make. unfounded rumors fueled by alcohol always false but make good bar conversation. most welcome the change and they don't hang in the bars.

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bluntman 6 years, 8 months ago

well, once again the stories being passed around the campfire like so many bottles of fermented liquid misery only serve to reinforce the misconception that the "little guy" is being beat down by the man. booo hooo, it just makes me cry out loud. don't be too hasty to include "everyone else in town" on your short list of "victims", because the folks i have spoken to like what they see as far as the OCPD is concerned. if you are not drawing negative attention to yourself through anti-social behavior, you probably don't even know that the police are there at all (almost like the former chief who quit, except that these guys are DOING THE JOB). take some time to read Chief Russ' monthly report and it is obvious that the problems that were ignored in the past are now being addressed as they well should be. to this observer, it seems that the problem of speeding on Main st. has pretty much been handled. word is out that juvenile curfew violations and loitering will not be tolerated, which no doubt pleases a certain laundromat owner to no end. the dog-at-large situation is much improved, but could still be better. wife beaters have been served notice that their violence will not be tolerated. oh, and before i forget, from what i read here in the local fishwrapper, there have been DUI's written in the OC as well. it's about time. so just imagine for a moment if you will poor people, the shock & awe of the booze-addled drama queens when they realize that there are consequences waiting for them when they CHOOSE to overconsume at the local bars and drive, instead of a taxpayer funded police-sponsord taxi ride home. the sqwawkers sure make a bunch of noise now that their "locals exemption" isn't worth the empty promises made by the former mayor who quit and her do nothing chief. the so called "victims" have chosen a lifestyle that burdens the rest of the community, as have the bars who over-serve them. now that there is accountability for all, they weep bitter tears of anguish and despair for what they have lost and should never have had in the first place. i'm with musknowsumpin on this one... we sure don't need law enforcement the likes of Wall (or Linda for that matter), both of whom were cronies of the former mayor who quit. why would anyone in their right mind want to go back to that?

now, if the cops could only get the hairy guy in the photo ^ above to move his darned trucks... sigh

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bluntman 6 years, 8 months ago

maybe read all the way through the last paragraph...

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bluntman 6 years, 8 months ago

QUOTE:

"But I have heard of alot of unprofessional harassment from the police..."

more unsubstantiated 2nd or 3rd hand gossip from the rumor mill. what have the police been doing to YOU to make YOU feel like a victim, mindlessness? try talking about yourself instead of relaying anecdote and further fueling the suburban myth.

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corduroy 6 years, 8 months ago

so the city needs more staff but cannot afford to pay them.. at least, that's what I read this as. So you want free labor, and you are actually going to swear them in?

It's nice to think that lots of people would volunteer, but this is something you hire your teenagers to do as an after-school job.. maybe talk to the high school and do some internships

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flotilla 6 years, 8 months ago

Russ is trying to "give" the town-owned land directly across from my home to the Wisecups to use as a wrecking yard. The land is currently marked "hazardous area" on signs posted to the fence (corner of Arthur and Williams). Ask the 8 homeowners in the immediate area, and the other 50 who will hear it how we feel about this. Especially since Fetcher pond used to be the same. Just another example of Russ trying to help the town of Oak Creek. Russ also used this analogy to describe Oak Creek and its residents (NOT heresay): "Oak Creek is like a sandwich. And I am going to eat it, every last bite."

And finally, and this is heresay, I hear OC police force is asking for Hummers... a couple of those would probably pay for someone to file papers and do general office tasks.

Power hungry?

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OneFly 6 years, 8 months ago

once again bluntboy knocks it out of the park and into the next county. a monkey from outside of town stupid enough to think his comment has even a bit a value but is the exact reason he himself wrote(rumor). those who feel picked on bring it on because they deserve it. Thanks guys for picking on the ones who deserve it and that has been the case with all those with tears and complaints.GUILTY AS CHARGED. Rumors fueled by alcohol and small minds become real to many very quickly.

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OneFly 6 years, 8 months ago

blotilla-russ can't give anybody anything except what is deserved and he's doing quite well in that respect.

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bluntman 6 years, 8 months ago

as far as i am concerned, Chief Russ can "give" whatever he wants... so long as it's a summons or citation to those who have asked to receive the special attentions. regarding the holding ponds, he still has to get whatever ideas he and Renegade have cooked up past the board. Renegade hasn't done a whole lot in the past to endear himself with said board, so good luck with that. the alleged proposal lacks merit to say least. i personally doubt it will go too far, but it does go a long way to whip up the drama and rumor mill. Hummers you say? an ostentatious display of wealth and blatant consumerism to say the least. but before we go barking off into the sunset, let's all try to keep an open mind and hear the (alleged) proposal first. he can ask for whatever he wants, just like a kid at Christmas time, but it hardly means that he will get it. finally, if Chief Russ is truly as arrogant and power hungry as you claim, he will merely be the latest in a lineage of despots who found out what it is like to "eat it". remember that mere allegations of overzealous policing in the past gave rise to the political career of the former mayor who quit and a false cloak of credibility for her as well. what a sham that turned out to be, indeed. in the mean time, i will continue to wholly support the efforts of the OCPD because they are nothing less than an asset to the Community.

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shortbus 6 years, 8 months ago

OneFly; so you say that Wisecups "deserve" publicly owned land? WOW, is that a new one! A private citizen "deserves" to have free exclusive usage of citizen owned property for their benefit?

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bluntman 6 years, 8 months ago

free clue ticket to the shortbus: he didn't say that at all. nice attempt at whipping up the rumor mill, though. i would suggest working on those remedial reading skills a bit there, boyee.

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doglover 6 years, 8 months ago

I tried calling OC townhall several times in the last few days concerning the same thing and I haven't received a call back. If you want help then return a phone call.

Wall can do his community service for Town Hall.

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colowoodsman 6 years, 8 months ago

I 'volunteer' Cowboy Bob to assist the police department and 'clean up' town hall!!!

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shortbus 6 years, 8 months ago

bluntman... fair enough, but tilla should more clear as to his messaging then. It is all in interpretation and not a matter of remeidal English as you so quickly provide in your "free clue to shortbus". I had no intent of stirring any rumor mill... just seeking clarification on a point that could and would be read multiple ways.

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bluntman 6 years, 8 months ago

shortbus;

agreed. i got to laugh at myself today. thanks

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Ms_E_Bronte 6 years, 8 months ago

knowitall -- what gossip? where do we go to hear it? always like a good "story". then, sadly, the truth comes out, and usually it's a let down.

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Ms_E_Bronte 6 years, 8 months ago

Never knew "Cargo". Have to work for a living and can't spend any tme at Town Hall in Oak Creek. Sorry. Guess we'll have to "hear it through the grapevine" (could write a song, too!).

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bluntman 6 years, 8 months ago

flotilla; no doubt you are aware that the holding pond/kayak factory area is designated as "industrial" in the OC land use codes, not residential. the straw bale project was granted a variance to be built there.

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Scott Wedel 6 years, 8 months ago

"word is out that juvenile curfew violations and loitering will not be tolerated, which no doubt pleases a certain laundromat owner to no end"

You have it backwards. I am providing videotapes from the laundromat so the police can identify and prosecute curfew violations and I add on the loitering charge to increase the consequences of those kids' irresponsible behavior.

The kids flouting curfew are not causing any great problem to my laundromat. Yes, I asked to have kids under 16 prosecuted for being in the laundromat from 1 am to 3 am. That night includes the kids spending 2:30 am to 3:00 am talking to a known drug user whom is apparently drinking alcohol and drunk.

I think it is utterly irresponsible for Oak Creek kids to be looking for a place to hang out from 1 am to 3 am. If the kids are lying to their parents then the kids should face the consequences of their actions. If the parents are allowing such behaivor then they should all face the consequences of allowing irresponsible behaivor.

I consider the laundromat to be a tool to catch the kids that have chosen to blatantly break curfew. Attempts to catch kids during the summer largely failed because the kids saw the police coming so they ran and hid in the park. The laundromat security cameras eliminate the need to catch the kids in the middle of the night.

The laundromat does not have a problem with adults hanging out there after the bars close. So I think the problem is not that the laundromat is a possible place to be when all else is closed. I think the problem is that there are kids looking for a place to be after all the adults have gone home.

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aristocat 6 years, 8 months ago

I've been reading a lot of interesting and sometimes, biased comments.

Flotilla is complaining that she/he built their own house in an industrial area and now wants the hazardous area cleaned up and no more industries close to their house. Well, Flotilla, you are the one that chose to live and build there. Personally, I think that your ugly straw bale house belongs in an industrial area. I prefer log houses, personally.

Bluntman, a certain Laundromat owner has a right not to want everyone hanging out in the Laundromat. Are they doing their laundry? You wouldn't want minors hanging out in your front yard or business until 3 am either. Sounds like to me you are one of the biggest squawkers of all. Just because someone is going too fast, does not mean they are engaging in anti social behavior. Have you ever got a ticket and gladly accepted it? You sound like DUI's have never been written in OC until now. Strange, I read of several every month in OC in the jail section. Any cop worth their salt would try to keep the drunks off the street by giving them a courtesy ride home. I know on one Wisecup (Saw) that sometimes tends bar, never seen him over serving, but has gone out of his way to give anyone drinking or walking a ride home. You go on about Cargo and her cronies, but she was voted in, did you vote against her? That is how you get rid of someone in office you think is not doing a good job! Get out of the past and into the future. Nothing comes from bitching about yesterday:its history!

Knowitall, if you ever wanted to check, most of the junk on the "Wisecup" property came from OC, because there isn't an impound lot. What better place for you (OC residents) to send your junk than some where you don't have to deal with looking at it. Since when is tractors, dozers, horse trailers, licensed and running vehicle junk and against the law to have on ag property! As far as I could see, the only junk is an old house trailer that is almost removed and a lean too barn that the snow has caved in. You're right! Send the rest of OC junk out there so you can bitch about them. At least the junk gets recycled by "Renegade".

Flotilla, I understood what musknosompin meant about who owned the property on 131 and not who owned the pond. The 1890 shacks you complain are at least still standing, if they have been maintained, foundation or no. That says something about old construction practices, huh! Isn't industrial zoning set aside for factories, garages, salvage yard and impound lots? I would think that is why they are zoned industrial parks and not residential. You might think the straw bales area is the nicest looking, but I'll bet a lot of OC residents would disagree. Go look at the nicer residential area:say Sierra View. When you live in glass houses, you shouldn't throw stones:or should I say when you live in straw house don't throw match sticks!

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flotilla 6 years, 8 months ago

Ms. Bronte, I agree, let us do see what he does. My life in OC has been peaceful and nothing short of positive. I imagine there will be bumps in the road. I feel that the old things need to be let go of so we can continue in a positive manner. Maybe Linda did as you say, but is that to say she was a bad person, law officer, community member? Not necessarily. BLUNTMAN, Really? Obviously I know that. Maybe you know how disguisting a wrecking yard would look there. Maybe I don't want that land looking like the yards of certain people who chose to store "one man's trash" I would take a haybale condo project over yet another yard full of trash everyday of the year. Short of a sewage plant I would take an amusement park, community garden, a couple homes, another kayak factory, miniature golf course and anything else besides a wrecking yard. But thanks for informing me. Now open your bluntastic eyes and look around at the number of people living around that land. use your brain, does a wrecking yard belong there? no. if you make oak creek looking like a trash pile, you'll have nothing but trash- vandals, drunks, crinimals, etc living there... and then Chief Russ will be very busy, but I guarantee no one will want to live there. And the straw bale houses are great. they make up the nicest looking block in the town, and the people that live there are wonderful and do a lot for oak creek. and i doubt they would be blown down before any of the 1890 @$#%hole houses that currently exist on no foundation with shotty electrical in oak creek. So, MUSTKNOW, think before you speak. Finally, there is a huge difference between an auto repair shop and a wrecking yard. You figure it out on your own.

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flotilla 6 years, 8 months ago

I do know who owns the property. TOWN OF OAK CREEK Mailing Address P O BOX 128
OAK CREEK CO 80467-0128
LOTS 7-14, BLK 4, 3RD ADD TO OC .63AC

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Ms_E_Bronte 6 years, 8 months ago

So, back to the subject at hand, are any of you going to step up and volunteer to help out the OCPD? It never hurts to walk on the "other side" and find out for yourselves what they are up against and what they are actually trying to accomplish. I've not heard anything negative about either officer, but then again, I'm really not "in the loop."

One more comment and then back to work--the "1890's houses with no foundations, etc." are what adds to Oak Creek's diverse character. Since I'm not here year around, when I come back I always marvel at the improvements that have been made by you hard working people.

Many comments have also been made about the Wisecup family. I have met some of them and find then to be very kind and also add a lot to this community. Richard (you call him "Renegade") really helped out in a difficult situation and I have a lot of respect for him.

Also, your Fire Chief, Chuck Wisecup and his family are wonderful people, as well as their mother, Sandy. These are MY thoughts and observations. Please respect my thoughts and observations as I respect yours.

Have a good day.

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flotilla 6 years, 8 months ago

The comment about the houses was directed towards mustknow's comment about how the haybale homes would blow away. i too, love that the homes are always improving by us hard-working people... just like the people who built their haybale homes. Sorry if I gave you the wrong impression...

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Ms_E_Bronte 6 years, 8 months ago

flotilla -- so, are you going to venture out and volunteer? Knowitall - what about you? What's it gonna hurt?

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Timberline 6 years, 8 months ago

I have been following this story, and I can't believe how far it has has wandered off the original topic. So the OCPD thinks they need extra volunteer help to do the things that they were hired to do? That they get paid for? I don't understand why they can't fulfill the job description for which they applied for. Would any other job allow you to bring in extra help because you can't seem to find time to complete all YOUR job responsibilties. I think it's ridiculous, but that's just my opinion.

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flotilla 6 years, 8 months ago

"flotilla:makes it sound like no one should be able to come into the area & make a life that does not fit his/her standards" why does what I say mean that at all????? Because I think that most people would agree that the a wrecking yard in the middle of a nice, quiet mostly residential area is a bad idea? You know how in cities, people clean up the old, unused land and turn it into playgrounds, parks, gardens, etc. because people live around there and would like to walk by something pretty? Why is this different? Why are we arguing about this- for the sake of arguing? who really wants a wrecking yard there- come on!

And no, I won't be volunteering. Like you, I work full time and volunteer with children, and I don't ask people to come to my office and do my job when I max my 40 hours/ week. That is the love/hate with a salaried position. I will volunteer to help with the bike path in town, or a community garden... but not with people who say things like "I'm going to eat this town like a sandwich". No thanks!

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aristocat 6 years, 8 months ago

I know a lot of Wisecups, and I don't know when this became about the Wisecup and not about volunteers. Oh, but they do volunteer and work...to protect your houses, haul your sick to the hospital, plow your roads, pull you out of the ditch when you drive to fast for road conditions, help out over Labor Day, haul off your junk cars when you no longer want them, and sell you cheap parts when you do need them. Their holiday dinners and family gatherings are always interrupted. They almost missed their father's funeral because of a wreck car and have missed their children's graduations. They never complain, but it is seldom that they see any gratitude for the selfless giving that they and all the other volunteers from OC do. Big deal, they have some junk in their yards or park their vehicles where you don't like them. People of their caliber are the back bone of OC. No, we probably don't want a wrecking yard in our industrial area, but former town board members recognized there was a need for an industrial are and tried to find the best place for it. You built after it was zoned industrial. In big cities, people build in residential areas. The unused land you refer to probably belongs to some one who hope to some day to build on it!

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tmac62 6 years, 8 months ago

i known the wisecups the town would be lost without them

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Timberline 6 years, 8 months ago

Aristocat: I think that was the best post I've seen yet! I also know all of the Wisecups personally and you hit the nail on the head. Maybe all the complainers will look at it a little different now..... Probably not all of them, because that's all some people know how to do.....

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flotilla 6 years, 8 months ago

I am not complaining. I guess if everyone else really wants the wrecking yard there, go for it. I never said anything negative about the wisecups and have absolutely no problem with any of them- i just referenced them to the wrecking yard. Isn't it interesting how everyone turns people's comments into these negative, whiney complaints. I was not whining or complaining. I was trying to alert people that this is what is going on and if you have an opinion about it to be aware. "No, we probably don't want a wrecking yard in our industrial area" Exactly. that was all. Do you want to live in a community where everyone just rolls over and lets things happen? Are you blaming me for fighting a wrecking yard next to my and my neighbors homes? would you just shrug your shoulders? if i can stop it, damn straight I'll try. and regarding the haybale homes, the point was that at least these people took pride in their land enough to make it look nice. i have no idea what sierra view has to do about this or why on earth you assume i live in a glass house and throw stones. i give up on this forum- and i am over being called a complainer when i express an opinion.

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bluntman 6 years, 8 months ago

QUOTE:

"No, we probably don't want a wrecking yard in our industrial area"

i'm not calling ya whiney or anything like that, 'tilla but you did start out by saying that the alleged proposed wrecking yard was a residential neighborhood. i didn't even call you a NIMBY at the time, even though i really, really wanted to, or even something alot meaner than that (but then ya sure lit into me didn't ya? ow) my point here being, get over it and grow some thicker skin. you are going to need it here in the OC because the winters are real cold, and for sure you will need it to participate in this forum (which is somewhere near where all of this started i.e. participating and VOLUNTEERING in the community). which brings me to my 2nd point; don't be so quick to give up, because OC needs you and the Wisecups and everyone else who makes this Community the great place that it is... and yeah, maybe even the former mayor who quit as well. but definitely not back messing things up in Town Hall. hopefully i won't have to bring that up again, though.

and we sure don't need Maynerd either... besides, he doesn't even live in the OC

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justathought 6 years, 8 months ago

Why would anyone build a home in an area designated industrial and than complain about the business that goes in? I rank them right up their with idiots that buy next to an airport and then b*tch about the planes! They shouldn't have a say about anything that happens in that area.

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Ms_E_Bronte 6 years, 8 months ago

Has anyone read the Town of Oak Creek's statement on the Oak Creek Blog concerning the alleged impound lot, etc.? As of January 9, 2008 the "Town" stated that this was not even being considered -- perhaps to put "rumors" to rest!

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tmac62 6 years, 8 months ago

because j the bar /mayor thinks he can do whatever he wants

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tmac62 6 years, 8 months ago

maybe insted of making $$ from the the town j can take some shiffs at town hall o that right you cant smoke that right j i didnt die and know iam back

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bluntman 6 years, 8 months ago

QUOTE:

"did not stop Town Board member Tom Bleuer from saying I let criminals live at the Curry and thus he was going to turn down my request to remodel the vacant preschool into apartments"

straight-up lie, Scott, but nice attempt to smear a boardmember who called you out on your b.s. he is only ONE VOTE among seven (who unanimously voted against your scheme, Scott), and does not alone decide policy as the former mayor who quit once did.

unfortunately for you.

so are you going to volunteer, or what?

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tmac62 6 years, 8 months ago

welcome to routt county come on vacation leaf on probaition

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tmac62 6 years, 8 months ago

i know i cant spell but iam sure you get my drift

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tmac62 6 years, 8 months ago

the time as come that the oak creek has to stand up and no more you all known me it was ok to call me all kinds of things but you still letb me make your breckfast know iam back the mayor chief and anyone can email or call me the paper as my # by the way iwas gone and nothing changed you are still killing your young and worried about the small things

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flower 6 years, 8 months ago

Scott Wedel I applaud you for being the only one in this side-tracked conversation to give your name... Bluntman (who ever you are, I don't see you giving out your name) this is not a place for you to slam people. Go back and read the article and keep your comments to it.

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Scott Wedel 6 years, 8 months ago

Amazing to me that anyone would defend kids roaming the streets after 1 am. I've never seen kids hanging out late night in Steamboat. And yet this summer, there were several occasions which I drove to Oak Creek, there'd be 5-10 kids hanging out on the streets of Oak Creek every time. And it is an easy link to say that kids hanging out very late leads to further problems because several of those kids I saw outside during the summer have already had bigger problems.

If there was a wide variety of people hanging out in the laundromat then I would lock it. But that is not the case. The ONLY people that are hanging out there after midnight are the 12-15 year olds and those that then later join them.

Only in Oak Creek would a pattern of unacceptable behavior well observed during the summer that is sometimes observed in the laundromat during the winter would then be blamed upon the laundromat.

BTW, got another tape of kids. Apparently, kids so adept at text messaging each other in the middle of the night to hang out together have yet to figure out that a surveillance system used to issue summons to 6 classmates might also see them.

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Scott Wedel 6 years, 8 months ago

I lost the vote 2 to 4 and the absent board member said he would have voted for it. As what Tom Bleuer said, check the transcript - at the meeting it was actually more offensive because all he would say is that he had confidential information that I had someone under criminal investigation living at the Curry, but despite my repeated requests for him to name the person he refused. Later I got acting police Eileen Rossi to say that it was her guess that Tom was talking about Dan moving in with the existing tenant. I didn't understand Tom's "confidential under investigation" reference to Dan because there never appeared to be any question what had happened or what was confidential about it. I didn't know if maybe any of the Curry's tenants that are owners of leading Oak Creek businesses were under investigation or so on. No indication since then of anyone else under investigation.

Thus, my proposal for changing land use at a different building was criticized by one board member for what a tenant at another building did for his friend. And after seeing Dan spend several days suffering from the shakes and such from alcohol withdraw with Todd at his side the whole time, I am very proud of Todd. If letting Todd help Dan in any way hurt my chances for changing the old preschool (moving to Yampa) to 4 one bedroom apts then so be it. Obviouslly, board member Tom Bleuer thinks a landlord should meddle in their tenant's life to such an extent to prevent great acts of kindness for a friend in great need

Land Use code says I can do several things with the preschool unit without needing any planning approvals. I say with confidence that the apts was the lower impact option to the neighborhood than what will be done.

Town Clerk at the time Nancy Crawford said the stoker coal furnace needed no planning approval, just a mechanical permit which I got. Current Town Clerk Karen Halterman gave me what she said was the Town's complete land use codes and I find nothing in it which would stop anyone else from adding a similar coal furnace other than setbacks. So maybe you should try to change the land use codes before someone else installs one. It puts out less soot than any number of houses that burn lump coal because a stoker that uses a fan so that the coal burns at the proper hot temperature while lump coal tends to smolder.

And for those that complain about air quality as a way to go after burning coal (or wood), the dust even in the Curry is not black soot, but dirt from the streets even though the Curry is at an intersection of paved streets. So if you really care about what the people of Oak Creek are breathing then pave the streets.

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eastboy 6 years, 8 months ago

If I hitchhike into town to get staples from the food program will I get arrested hitching out of town? response requested

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tmac62 6 years, 7 months ago

superb at aresetting kid and young mothers and they cant do that without help

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tmac62 6 years, 7 months ago

colo 123 you have got much bigger problems in the BOAT stay out of our blog you must have better things to do your owm pd is a mess get lost

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