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I am guessing the total number of people attending the concerts exceeded 15,000. $1.00 per person would cover the difference between the request and what was given. $2.00 per person would allow the concerts to happen with no funding. I can't think of a Howelson concert I have seen that wasn't worth $2.00. BHTM for $2.00. Can't imagine there are too many people that would have said, "nope, not going to BHTM because it costs $2.00 But please, don't do away with the 2/1 beer happy hour! LOL
George, you were saying!
from a recently posted article online in the Pilot.
"As a result of this process, the concert series was awarded $15,000, half of the $30,000 it was requesting from the city. The concert series received $23,000 in community support funding from the city last year."
As I suspect that Ford and Macys new the bus would run them over and then back up over them again, props to them for broaching the subject. That comes across as leadership to me.Yes the city council is responsible but it seems a bit like they are playing follow the leader and Hinsvark has certainly opened herself to quite a bit of criticism. Maybe she enjoys it. I also appreciate Scott Ford for occasionally posting on this forum and I hope he continues.
Gather the property owners on your block and raise the money to pay for sidewalk installation if it is that important and that unsafe. I have never felt unsafe walking on either Yampa or Oak in the areas where there are no sidewalks. Kind of a quaint old town feel. Or wait for government largesse. More and more that seems to be becoming the American way. Eventually we will run out of OPM. An interesting side thought. I have never had a visitor that I have interacted with make a statement about feeling unsafe downtown Steamboat. The biggest complaint/concern I hear about is the base area at the ski mountain. The lack of significant activities regards choices of restaurants, night life etc compared to other mountain resorts is the main complaint. Until that happens, I am not sure we can call this a first class mountain resort (George, I happen to agree with you on the skiing here. Is a fun mountain for intermediate skiers and on a big powder day I am grinning from ear to ear.)
City Council meeting Tuesday.
Keep one hand on your wallet and the other hand on your checkbook
" We can only urge them to recognize that over time, Steamboat’s foresight in pursuing the TIF will increase the property valuation of their respective tax bases."
Really, that's the rationale for going through with these "necessary" improvements.
I am happy for the optimism. Unfortunately that may or may not turn out to be true. I would not blame "other taxing entities" for not buying that pig in a poke.
"We think the fate of that plan could determine whether we remain competitive with other mountain resort towns, or fall behind."
Based on what I saw around town and on the mountain yesterday this mountain resort town (is that what Steamboat Springs really wants to be?) is not falling behind. I skied with a friend from Eagle yesterday and he thought our lift lines were worse then Vail's. Now, I understand it's a one day comparison, but it appears the "blight" of downtown is not a deterrent to visitors
We in Stagecoach are the Cinderella and unfortunately no Prince Charming is in sight. Driving County Road 14 to 131 can be more "fun" then Tower of Terror at Disney World. Morrison Creek water fees are going up, there are no convenience stores or a gas station but we have great friends and neighbors and that makes it wonderful. Plus the views from our home are outstanding. And Circle R in Oak Creek rocks.
Little Miss Sunshine was a great movie. Sorry you have not been able to get it back. I hate when I loan a book or movie and can't get it back. I wonder if I have any loaned movies that I never returned.
I have walked both Yampa and Oak many times. When we come into town from Stagecoach we like to wander all of Downtown Steamboat. We try to support businesses on Oak and Yampa as well as Lincoln. I had the "good" fortune to see a bear skinny up the tree in front of a business on Oak. Is it unfortunate there are not sidewalks up and down Oak and Yampa. So let's concede the point. Is it a blight. No, no and no. In the good old days before government was every one's savior, people would band together and decide that if their property would be more appealing if they had sidewalks then they would agree to have sidewalks put in and share the cost. There is not enough of OPM to satisfy all the downtown wish lists. I was on the mountain today and Steamboat has no problem attracting visitors.
So says Tracy Barnett
""The NEED (emphasis mine) for complete sidewalks, lighting and other safety measures, including Butcherknife Creek flood mitigation, is more than apparent and a necessity to making our downtown more attractive and safe, both for locals and visitors,"
Really, Steamboat needs those things. How about Steamboat wants or would like those things.
We have friends visit us. Not once have they said any thing about lights, sidewalks or feeling unsafe. I am not smart enough to figure out the ins and outs of where the money would have to come from for all these "needs" but it has to come from some where and some how or another the taking of money will filter back to the local citizenry. Sometimes it's OK to be happy with the way things are for awhile.
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