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I've met Glen at a ski show and he is very approachable, talkative, and fun. A real ambassador for the sport. It's a feather in the hat of Steamboat that he is coming and showcasing the Winter Carnival.
Someone wrote in to the travel editor at another paper yesterday asking if they could drive a car in Mexico for an extended vacation. What got my attention was this, and I quote: "Be advised that without Mexican insurance you may well end up in jail if you have an accident in Mexico." My concern is whether illegal aliens, if they are allowed to get a DL and own a vehicle, will be required to show proof of American insurance and pass our driving test. Whatever is decided needs to be fair- especially for we citizens that pay for insurance, registration, and keep our vehicles repaired in order to keep ourselves, our livelihoods, and our families safe.
Previously, I lived in a state that required inspections, and they made sense- especially with having to contend with winter weather. There are so many more accidents in the winter in CO that very well might be prevented with effective snow tires, good brakes, etc. I am cautious every time I drive in SS, watching to be sure that if I slow down or stop, the person behind me has good enough tires or brakes to stop in time.
I think a bigger and much more important issue is that the students should be an integral piece of monitoring the activity in the schools. If they felt that it was their responsibility to maintain order in "their" schools, the internal cameras most likely wouldn't be needed.
On the other hand, external cameras would be beneficial since the world in which we live requires that we keep our children safe from others could walk in and do harm. It's not something I like, but it is a reality, and in this litigious society, one in which the school could be sued for not taking action to prevent an event from occuring.
I hope the committee will think of all the ramifications of allowing people to build/tear down existing structures. I have seen this happen in my old home town, also a resort. There were no ordinances for buildings less than 100 years old, and the result was that out of town people came in, tore down the existing structures and built 2-3 story McMansions. This caused a domino effect, such as a sharp increase in prices (which by the way, priced the locals, who are largely middle class, out), a sharp increase in taxes for existing homeowners (which they could not afford to pay), and much tension in an otherwise beautiful and friendly town. There is more to this than the two sides of homeowner rights or absolute moratoriums. Research, clear thinking, and forecasting needs to be adopted. It's not a black and white issue.
Why not get an estimate on both projects from each of the
contractors. It seems that having them do both the community center and the library might reduce costs.
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