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Kevin, I'm not sure what you are referring to. The windows were all still intact. The photo and video are deceiving. There was a 1250 GPM monitor working the roof. A monitor on the backside of the structure working the roof and 2 hand lines that were working to extinguish the exterior siding that had burned from the inside out on the gable ends. Hope this clarifies it for you.
Thanks Duke, it is not only in the best interest of the District, but it is in the best interest of our citizens. This grant hired 3 additional personnel for the summer that will also be available to help my mostly volunteer department fight wildland fires in our District as well as the rest of Routt County. Prevention and Education are a primary responsibility of an emergency services agency. The bulk of the Grant match is a "soft" match of the existing wildland engines and equipment the Fire district already owns. The end result will provide safely defensible homes, safe ingress and egress routes for the citizens and fire and emergency personnel, an emergency pre-plan for individual homes, subdivisions and the bulk of the stagecoach area in case of a catastrophic wildland fire event. If you ask me this is a pretty good return for the $5000.00 - $10,000.00 "Taxpayer Bucks" which are the Districts "Hard Match"
What you seem to be missing is my first post where I corrected the misquote by the reporter. To clarify my stance, in my 27 years as an emergency service provider I have probably seen equal consequences from, Illicit drugs including marijuana, over the counter meds, perscription drugs, and alcohol. From the pour sap I pulled out of his smoke filled apartment because he got high and fell asleep with a lit cigerette, to the intoxicated driver, who went headon killing or injuring 3 members of an innocent family, to the teenager who started off smoking pot and then went on to bigger and better things finally suffering renal failure abusing his relatives methadone. Legal or illegal, medicinal or not there will still be that large percentage that abuse the substance, and effect other innocent citizens. As to your previous comment, I am not "self appointed", I was appointed to my current position on the planning commission by my peers, I was elected by a majority of the citizens to one of two four year terms on the town board, (Yes you have me for 2 more years) I have committed over half of my life to serving my community and apparently a majority of the citizens value my experince and knowledge (and protection) of the community. What have you done for it latley? By the way just in case you think you know me so well, bet You didn't know I smoked dope in high school, grew up with an alcoholic father, and was headed well in the same direction a number of years ago when I woke up and realized where I was headed, and decided to change direction and do something worthwhile with my life, such as serving my community and my fellow man, such as running into burning buildings and "inhaleing" the life threatning toxins produced in a structure fire to save the life of someone such as those mentioned above. And you know someday I may be glad there is a dispensary right down the street so I can go get my MMJ to help with the cancer I contracted inhaling those toxins saving someone elses life. (Note to Scott Wedell) My vote is my vote and the vote of the people who I represent, and just because it is legal does not mean I have to vote for it anymore than alcahol is legal and I have to vote yes for every new or renewal of a liquor license so there is an establisment on every corner. This will be my only post to Mr. MUCK unless he has the intestinal fortitude to reveal himself as anything other than an anonymous guttersnipe and debate me face to face on this or any other issue he seems to take exception to my views on. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
My statement was that I see the effects of drugs and alcohol nearly every day in my job and I have a varying opinions on which is more harmful. Chuck Wisecup
Wow I wish I had known we had 2 other such experts on the Land Use Code and the Comp plan. Perhaps I could have convinced you to apply for the open seat we have had on the planning commission for the last 6 months or so, and maybe, just maybe I could have convinced you to attend the public meetings we have had to gather input for the updates of these two documents. At least that would have given us the input of 2 citizens instead of ZERO. Oh that's right, you probably did your due diligence of turning in your survey that said " Not In My Backyard". Oooops, my apology, you probably don't realize that the official designated posting place for Town Board and Planning Commission agendas is the post office, not some web site or the newspaper articles.
This item as well as the last 18 months worth of meetings to update these to documents have been posted at the "Officially designated" posting place advising that they would be agenda items and your input would be taken. The planning Commission and a few Town Board members have worked diligently over the last 18 months to try and update these documents and participation from the public to give us any direction for their community for the next 10 - 20 years has been for the most part non-existent except for the survey results. There is still time to have your voice heard or live with the input from those few who have labored over these documents.
As for the vote last night, all that did was put the annexation process in motion. It started the clock ticking on the "Conceptual Plan" and allows the town to start spending the petitioner's money to identify issues that they may or may not be able to mitigate or resolve. We are hiring a planner on the petitioners "dime" to review the proposal and provide recommendation to the Town board on issues that need addressed. This process will include at least several more "Public Hearings" which will be on the agenda posted at the POST OFFICE and I can only assume since you are so deeply concerned about your community you will attend and make your concerns known. In the meantime watch for the Planning Commission agendas to be posted at the POST OFFICE for meetings to finalize the Comp Plan and the Land Use Code. Since I choose not to hide behind an anonymous name feel free to contact me with questions or concerns regarding updates of the documents. Ex-parte contact regarding the current annexation petition is frowned upon so, discussion regarding this issue will be limited to Public Meetings.
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