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The one recurring question that comes to mind is how was the sale price of the existing station determined and by whom? Why is this sale price repeated over and over again when the public continues to ask over and over again why is it being sold for below market value? Is this a deal breaker to revisit this topic for the involved parties and if so at whose expense? It is starting to look as though the whole story is not being reported thoroughly. Is there anyone in this town who can due investigative journalism and report a story without any appearance of partisanship or just plain incompetency. Report the players and due your background checks. Inform the public for once rather than a play by play commentary and op ed based on incomplete facts.
These two guys are class acts. They played hockey for me and were intense, respectful, and talented athletes. Steamboat Lacrosse could not have found better homegrown talent to lead their organization let alone get two for the price of one! So cool to see them still in town.
The economic outcome is likely what many are not wanting to say, a fiscal cliff. No building plan, no construction plan, no budget plan. Where is the planning? Officials passed on going for fair market value and counter with this...
"Officials counter that they've been planning the move for nearly a year"
Does that make it ok? Why is the public only now hearing about the planning? Zero transparency and just plain questionable logic. Personally, if I was a billionaire, I'd give
the police and fire whatever they reasonably need. I support their efforts without question. If new facilities are needed, find a way to get them. It's too bad there is even an ounce of negative push back from the public.
The issue is how council has gone about making an economic decision this large happen, again.
It's sad to see how little public input is being offered based on the empty city council meetings where such large transactions with legal ramifications are being discussed. The council was elected by the public to act in their best interest. If they are not doing that it is time for a morality check and hopefully each and every one of the members will take the time to consider how their actions are going to be perceived before they act. Be transparent, act in the best interest of the people you represent and their, not your, tax dollars. Then, say what you will do and then do what you say. The process is starting to have an odor about it. Clean it up and act in good faith of those who elected you. Do the next right thing. Stop creating controversy where none is needed. This is an opportunity to show everyone that you can do just that. You have a chance to quell this discussion by listening to reason and acting on it.
To Scott's comments
"And somehow, having police and fire services in the middle of downtown where the people and businesses are located becomes a bad thing? The excuse is that sometime in the future the street will be so packed with pedestrians that it could impair responding to emergency calls? Who is making this up? Well, city staff is, but why is anyone believing it?"
I agree, a presence downtown for the police department is probably a good idea but why not a small one on Main Street where our visitors and residents can step in for help when needed. Moving there main site to another location makes sense when you consider the factors of a growing need for more patrol and quicker access to 40 to respond in the Mountain area or Town. Think about this one for a second and then get back to us all.
Second point, about the packed pedestrian issue. Have you ever even left your computer when there is anything actually happening downtown? Ever been on Yampa before the parades? Do you know what is even going on around here?
Think outside your box friend...I do agree though on the fair market value issue of the property being sold.
There are a number of burial sites around Routt County and all equally rich with history. There is a web site with more extensive information and their locations on the web. Some are just a single burial and some are long since forgotten. Pagoda is a unique one and the one in the shadow of Elk Mountain (Sleeping Giant) is as well. Check out the link for more...http://yampavalley.info/centers/history_%2526_genealogy/organizations/routt_county_cemeteries
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