Caitlyn McKenzie: Scott to the rescue

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The actions of Scott Con­trac­ting on Saturday were the icing on the cake for what has been an incredible array of community contributions making the new public garden in Steam­boat possible.

At 7:30 a.m., a group of eight volunteers gathered to move two massive piles of yard debris from the community garden site at Seventh and Oak streets to Howelsen Hill via pickup trucks and one trailer. After one load was moved onto the trailer and no dent in the debris was made, the group realized it would take all day to move the debris off site. With lowered heads, the group members kept working.

A family member saw the group’s laborious work and slow progress. After a quick phone call, the volunteers heard the roar of large construction equipment screaming down Oak Street. A huge 40- to 50-yard loader, a massive bulldozer and a small Bobcat moved onto the site along with two flaggers and a few directors — Scott Contracting to the rescue.

The Bobcat teamed up with the bulldozer to scrape up large loads of debris that were then dumped into the loader. After about 30 minutes, the two piles of debris were gone, and the loader was full. And it was just in time for the grand opening ceremony.

Thank you to Scott Con­tracting. Your equipment and manpower donation, a value of nearly $700, was a huge and timely contribution to the garden.

Caitlyn McKenzie

Leadership Steamboat, organizers of the Community Roots Garden

Comments

justice4all 4 years, 6 months ago

Thanks to Scott for their help. However; I feel sure that there are enough " LOCALS " to volunteer to do this job, if asked. Scott needs to keep their crews working to complete the mess that they have made of our town instead of doing the unnecessary things. Let the locals take care of these things. And they have the audacity to request OVERTIME and the city is considering paying them. Talk about political suicide to all council members that would vote for it. PS, a 40 to 50 yard loader would be about a block long---- actually there is not such a machine and just because it is yellow does not make it a " bulldozer".

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SteamboatGirl10 4 years, 6 months ago

Wow (justice4all) good job turning a helpfull gesture into something negative. We all complain about how Scott does not care about Steamboat and then when they help out for 30min and probably on their lunch hour no less, you knock them down. Shame on you!!

And for the record, they are not asking for overtime. The City is asking them to not start work until September 6th (The contract states that they start on September 1st) and in return they will pay them overtime so that they can work extra hours and make up for the time they will be losing. I would imagine that not having construction during a major holiday weekend would benefit this town immensly!!

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justice4all 4 years, 6 months ago

steamboatgirl10 really need to check your facts before making a NEGATIVE statement about someone ---me--- that calls attention to a problem. If their time---30 minutes--- is worth $$$700.00$$$ then it is obvious that we are paying them way to much. If you were a downtown merchant or even someone that needs to get through town--to the hospital for example-- could be that you would want Scott to work on the necessaries instead of the flowers gardens. PS where do you find a 40 to 50 yard loader?

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SteamboatGirl10 4 years, 6 months ago

It seems you are the one that does not have his facts straight. You are not paying Scott anything and neither is the city at this point, so relax. The article is estimating how much their time is worth, but no one was charged here. It is a charitable thing they did and if you cannot recognize that, I am sorry for you.

I have been getting around town just fine and think people need to relax a bit. Construction is a pain, but not the end of the world. What do we all do when main street is closed down because of too much snow. We use the back streets and still get to where we need to go. No one is blocking access to hospitals and to suggest that is dramatic and ridiculous.

They did something nice, get over it!!

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seeuski 4 years, 6 months ago

justice, Here is what a 40 yard container looks like. Maybe a little apology to SteamboatGirl10, she is on the right side here you know. http://cgi.ebay.com/2009-40-YARD-DUMP-TRAILER_W0QQitemZ180477577428QQcmdZViewItemQQptZSkid_Steel_Loaders

Not quite a block long, agree?

And besides, looking a gift horse in the mouth is pretty dumb.

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justice4all 4 years, 6 months ago

seeuski NOW it is your turn to apologize. She said 40 to 50 yard L O A D E R , not container. Some difference, huh!

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