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If this gets approved I think that we will notice Oak and Pine is going to get a lot more cars parked for a full days shift if front of peoples home. And from my experience, we will see many people parking inconsiderately in front of their homes, blocking their access and making it difficult for person(s) or family to navigate around poorly parked cars. I have been blocked in and out of the entrance to my home many Sundays from church goers trying to find a place to park and not considering how they are parking and how it is going to effect the person who's house they have parked in front of. This is very frustrating when you cant get your snowblower, lawnmower, trashcan or barely squeeze your body out your entrance and around someones parked vehicle. This will happen and Its going to create many complaints on excessive and poorly parked cars.
This is just my opinion but I think there is going to be a slur of issues that will arise from this.. A test run during busy months should be tried before anything is finalized.
rhys... Thanks for the info on that. For some reason I thought the city had done 2 separate parking studies totaling $75,000 but with everything that has been happening in our tiny little town it has added some foggy confusion to many..
Mark... Parking garage would cost but didn't the city spend $75,000 on a parking study?? Maybe charge a fee to help with the cost.. I bet it will fill up with tourists and some locals . Maybe have it like the one in ski time square. Free for 2 hours then a fee. Just trying to throw some ideas out there. I for one don't want to see parking meeters down town or spend more money in Steamboat to park just to go spend more money on something that is already expensive.
David.. That has been mentioned as well but I think a 2 -6 month trial or something should be tried first. Due to the fact that a major Hwy runs through the middle of down town Steamboat, I would think that it would further congest 40 and Oak. With consistent year around detours off Lincoln, Yampa would then have to be opened both ways or the traffic would be just be crazy.
How frustrating.. We just went through this and the city spent an extravagant amount of money to do a parking study last year. I think it was around $75,000 or some. Please, someone correct me if I am wrong. Did the city forget that the community has raised its voice in this matter and most do not want any such thing. ...IMO..The community should be the only ones to accept such a big change to its down town and no one else. (defiantly not a few elected officials, because this will change down town parking for ever in a big way).. A parking garage has been mentioned several times and I for one am all for it. It makes the most sense and doesn't take away from the life style of down town. Forcing the community to pay if they choose to park down town will only further hurt business and especially ones that are already struggling... This is one of the most athletic towns in the nation.. I don't think walking a block or two is asking to much.
Dogs can only be off leash at RVP and the pond at Spring Creek. Dogs cannot be off leash walking to the pond from the parking lot at Spring Creek. There is a sign at the parking lot that states this.
Its about time that they take notice. It has made it that my wife and I damn near have an argument on the core trail daily with someone who's dog is off leash or not pick up their dog poop.
This used to never be a problem when the men and ladies in yellow were there to warn or ticket you.
We have 3 times more people and many more dogs not to mention going from 5 police officers to 25 or so but yet for some reason Steamboat has decided to stop enforcing the leash law which has now gotten way out of hand.
I have seen him pulled over before. Got a roadside test and the drug dog was sniffing his car. They must not have foud anything beause they let him go. Pretty sure he has been under investigation for narcotics distribution for some time and it looks like that some time caught up to him.
I don't think that Twin E recycling has anything to do with the city or government. Just on whether it is a viable solution for them to stay in and continue to offer this service to its customers.
I do agree that rural areas such a ours that are far from many resources will struggle due to the cost of fuel to ship and employees to pay. I commend Twin E for thinking outside the box and looking elsewhere. Its a chance they are taking and hope that it becomes viable for them which in return will be great for Steamboat. Waste Management has been offering recycling since the 90's and now charges a fee.
I have never been a fan of pd recycling because more will end up in landfills but it may be time to except the fact that this is the way it may have to be. IMO, recycling can be sustainable and in some places is a must due to the fact that landfills are not an option. (San Francisco for example recycles over a 75% of its cities trash and is pushing for 100% with the exemption of plastic bags) They are on the extreme side of recycling due to type of area, lack of land space and surrounded by water so they really have no choice.
Very interesting on how they have accomplished such a large task.
You can check out some of it here:
Completely disagree for soo many reasons. I'm not going to get into all the reasons why recycling is very important but for now, lets just consider one: Landfill waste. This alone is worth the extra $$$ to recycle.
I would think that a company large enough to recycle has the means, know how, and enough knowledge and commonsense to realize whether it is a viable and cost effective solution. If one complains about recycling then shouldn't one complain about the most pollutant fossil fuel in the world? Hmmmm...
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