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I want to let you know, Harry Thompson, that you wrote such a good letter. It points out how well we could save so much tax money. Having more available money for the Steamboat government, would help us very much in many other reasons other than the Police.
I feel that the reason why you, Scott Wedel, disagree with everyone, is because you are a Steamboat Springs City Council member. You are voted in, to help all of the citizens who voted you in; You were not voted in to city council so that you could fight us back!
I just got home from a City Council meeting. At the meeting, the council decided not to build a Police Station on Rita Valentine Park. That is very nice to hear, through thousands more people than just myself. They said that they will keep looking at 4 other possible Police Station locations. Even though they once again mentioned 4 other locations, they still will not tell us, the public citizens who voted the City Council members into office, where they are looking for other locations. I don't understand why. If they would share these other locations with us, we could share our feelings about how we feel about these areas. I think that these feelings would help the council a great deal. What is the council looking at? Don't they trust us? I wonder why?
I feel that the Steamboat government should not waste our tax money in building a fully new Police Station. Instead, they should remodel the Iron Horse, into being a Police Station, With a future Fire Station using the same building. Wouldn't that make a lot of sense? Unless the Police would ask Routt County, if they could share the court house (at Ace Hardware) . The city and county, working together, seams like a great idea.
Deb Hinsvark, I thank you very much for asking our City Council to take the Rita Valentine Park proposal off the table. This park is a very popular area for many different activities for many people in all of Steamboat. Once again, thank you, I hope that the City Council will take this proposal off the table, for good.
I have lived here in Steamboat for many years. Rita Valentine was a good friend of mine and several others. When she was in City Council, she developed the Core Trail. She felt that she wanted a very big piece of land to fully be open to all people to always enjoy. This land is The Rita Valentine Park. I know that with the police and City Council treating her the awful way that they are, she is rolling around in her grave.
Ever since the city decided that a new Police Dept. is needed, mainly because of the amount of feet needed, they should not sell the Iron Horse. This building can be redeveloped, very easily from an Inn, to a Police Department. The city already has begun buying the land and the building. It would make a lot of sense to keep it. I feel that placing the new Police Department at the Iron Horse would be very good logic. The Iron Horse would have to greatly be remodeled, but wouldn't that be millions of dollars less, than if we bought 2-3 acres of land and fully built a new building, from the ground.
With you and friends, also being objective to the Rita Park site, I hope that you will be able to go to the City Council Meeting, this coming Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 5PM. I'm planning to be there, too.
I will agree with the city manager, only if she disagrees with a Police Dept. being built at a very bad place such as Rita Valentine Park.
What I understand, in what you just wrote in your response to me, why weren't you at the meeting? I and several others were at that meeting because we and the majority of Steamboat Springs people are against the fact that the city wants to harm the Rita Valentine Park. In August, the steamboattoday.com asked everyone, on the internet, what they felt about a station being built in this location; 87.5% voted no station at Rita Park.
I feel that building a parking garage in town would be a big mistake for Steamboat to do. The reason I feel this way is that I have read at several different times that Steamboat would be interested in building a new road that goes around downtown so that downtown, there would be no traffic with the exception of the emergency traffic, the SST public transportation, people riding bicycles, walking,etc. I know that this would not happen this year, but we do need to look at the future plans that we have made in the past, while we make present plans. I have been living here for 27 years. I was so happy that the SST service began then. I remember when the Core Trail plans started. At that time, the Steamboat Springs government told all of us that over the years, when they are finacially able to, sometime in the future, the Core Trail will be built from Lake Catamount through Hayden. This is the main reason why I feel the the Core Trail sould be extended in legnth. If not that, why don't we save that money towards the road that would go around downtown.
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