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Thanks for the clarifications, Scott. I mistakenly thought that the roads in trailer parks were public and therefore subject to city maintenance. Regarding what constitutes a "public nuisance", the demolition site of the two duplexes off of Oak Street comes to mind, as does the undeveloped and unsightly property between the bank and the condos on Anglers Drive. I wonder if they'd qualify for "urban blight" and therefore "renewal", as has Ski Time Square. Sorta just kidding.
Didn't the Enevers sell Fish Creek Trailer Park to its lot renters so that the owners of the trailers would also own the land on which they sit? Does the city have any obligation to maintain roads and infrastructure within that park, as it does in the rest of the residential neighborhoods? Why are so many mobile home parks alongside the Yampa? How do they deal with the occasional flooding and bank erosion? Why were the owners of the mobile home park behind what is now Natural Grocers allowed to raze/remove all the trailers and then let the land remain ugly and unused? It seems to me that the city has a lot of work to do in order to ensure code enforcement and infrastructure maintenance in mobile home parks, and plan for zoning for housing for low income residents.
Loretta - Please read the U.S. Constitution and learn about who has the responsibility to "enforce" laws. Thank you.
Thank you, Kevin, for pointing out the moribund River Walk project. What a testament to good city planning that mess is.
Thanks for all the comments explaining that URAs take tax money which should go to the county and school system and spend it to "attract tourists". Urban blight is when a private developer is allowed to demolish buildings whose tenants generated property tax income, and replace those revenue-generating buildings with . . .rubble? nothing? Good city planning.
Thank you for your editorial supporting tuition-free all-day Kindergarten. How many research studies do we need to convince the Steamboat Springs School Board that all-day Kindergarten is an invaluable investment in the future of our youngest citizens? I strongly suspect that $311,000.00 can be found somewhere in the system's enormous budget to fund all-day Kindergarten, especially since the district seems top-heavy with administrators.
Nancy served as a considerate, thoughtful and wise commissioner. Routt County will miss her wisdom and courage.
Thank you, Lu Etta, for saying what needed to be said about autism spectrum disorders and the Newtown massacre. What happened in the mind of Adam Lanza that caused him to kill innocent children and school staff members may never be known. Whether or not he had a disgnosis of Asperger's Syndrome played no role is his decision to kill 26 defenseless humans.
Thank you, Chula, for beautifully expressing my opinion about the decisions made to increase the size of the facility and the cost to users by the "Old Town Hot Springs" board. My greatest concern is that the board committed members to huge indebtedness without asking for a vote from the members.
Thanks Rob, Scott and Kriss for your comments. When will City Council members wake up, read and listen to the wisdom of our citizens?
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