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The actual cost spent on trail maintenance is not $1 per trail use. That is the $$ that would fund the endowment ($1-1.5 million) in approximately the next 8-10 years. After that, the interest on that contribution should fund ongoing trail maintenance indefinitely. This will reduce or maybe even eliminate the reliance on annual contributions to be spent as they are donated or budgeted.
Here is the history on the Accommodations Tax and ballot language that I have put together: http://www.steamboatspringstrails.com/the-proposal-overview . We have been told it is only for capital improvements.
Luckily, we have a significant number of trail users that enjoy the local trails. Contributions of only $1.00 per trail use by all non-motorized users for the next 10 years should sustain the trails indefinitely. Use trails about once a week? Write a $50 check at the end of the year. Even if you use the trails daily, that is just $365 for a whole year of significant trail enjoyment.
Scott B. Lets see the numbers going back to 1990, not just a sentence saying it is inaccurate. That would likely help the "Vote Yes" group. I don't value polls too much.
"they have no plan and no constructive ideas" Wow, no wonder people feel they were not listened to.
I'll look at the report in more detail when I have time. Thanks for pointing it out. Isn't the chance at 33% of the students walking or biking to the school better than 0%? Not to mention the extra time and distance for those kids who do get driven from out of city limits on either side of town? I find it hard to believe that having all our elementary schools so close to each other is a smart move. Again, I'll look into it more when I find time. I am sure another article will pop up before the vote.
Thanks for helping clear that up Kevin. I don't like the contrast in time spent vetting the two different proposed projects either. Especially when you look at the difference in capital investment.
Designing to Snow Load is a given. It is easy to mess up roof design that increase the chance at ice dams that could reduce the life of the roof or cause leaks on year one. Michael has a very valid concern. Keep it simple.
What is the radius in miles used to define the neighborhood (I am sure there is some guidance on this)? What is the % of elementary school kids that reside in the "neighborhood" as defined around the what might be side by side elementary schools?
Any specific reasons why it is best to have the elementary schools in the same location vs in the neighborhoods where the kids live? Or, at least on the sides of town that we will see additional growth. I doubt any professional planner would build side by side elementary schools up in Strawberry Park if they had a clean slate and what almost feels like unlimited funds. A campus concept might not seem crazy to me if it is easily accessed. Increasing the number of parents weaving through Old Town to a side of town that will see almost zero growth in the future is the part that seems crazy to me. Please educate me on the advantages that outweigh what seems like an additional stress on the traffic up there.
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