Michael Bird

Michael Bird 6 days, 14 hours ago on Charges dismissed against former Routt County employee accused of embezzlement

Scott, a bond is not insurance and County Bonds usually have no deductible. Each County elected official is required to be bonded (no deductible ) and employees are also covered. A claim wouldn't affect premium. It could affect the renewal of a bond but Routt County has an excellent claim experience on its bonds so a renewal problem would probably not be any problem. Bottom line is that it is a win-win situation for the County.

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Michael Bird 1 week ago on Charges dismissed against former Routt County employee accused of embezzlement

If the missing funds amount to more than $10,000, how do the bonds covering the County apply concerning recovery of missing funds ? Has a claim (claims ) been filed ?

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Michael Bird 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Proposed 58-unit rental complex downtown asks for exceptions to building code

Since this is not workforce housing but a complex with probable high rents, how many parking spots will be provided ? A minimum of one and a half per unit should be a minimum with extra spots for guests and larger handicapped spots so what is proposed ?

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Michael Bird 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Our view: More connected community

Of great importance is when can local residents avail themselves of this improved connection? I realize it depends on many factors but these must already be in a preliminary stage so that there is some idea of a timetable.

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Michael Bird 3 weeks ago on Airline board readying to take general sales tax back to voters in Steamboat Springs

Let us agree to disagree as we have been down this road before. I do not accept your assertions and have seen the results of the current program as have you. There is no reason not to try my idea unless one wants less revenue ( empty seats = o revenue ) and continued high prices for locals, whose taxes subsidize there unfair fares. Time is against vacationers. They must buy at a certain time but locals do not. Employees obtain their vacation time well in advance so cannot take the chance of not having a seat. Too many planes have an occupancy below 50% or a break even point and this could be reduced by low fare locals only fares. Selling empty seats helps us and the airlines.Having a low chance of buying discounted fares is much better than no chance. One doesn't have to know in advance as who does so being quick enough is not relevant. Bottom line - let us try my idea as it is much better than the current plan

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Michael Bird 3 weeks ago on Airline board readying to take general sales tax back to voters in Steamboat Springs

And let us not forget the scam whereby local Routt county residents do not get discounted air fare tickets on the zero revenue empty seats of which there are many.As SWest airlines has set up a Wanna Get Away low fare, it is easy to establish a similiar system for Routt County.If passed, we get to pay for these empty seats but can never use them at low fares. Do LMD members receive free tickets ? Vote NO !!! Stop the scam.

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Michael Bird 2 months ago on Jim Webster: To be open to change

Jim, You miss the most critical problem. It isn't the location of frozen blueberries, climate change, or new school buildings. It is City Market's directory signs. The ones that give the aisle for products B UT leave some spots blank. That's right - blank leaving us with no direction or hope of finding or discovering the location of these hidden items. One can find gold at Hahn's Peak quicker than finding these hidden items. Is it a conspiracy ? Or some sort of psychological test like mice in a maze ? Do we need a government investigation - perhaps the FBI ?

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Michael Bird 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Planning commission approves conceptual plan for 180-unit condo complex near Walgreens

I respectfully disagree but there may be a simple solution as to whom is more accurate. Require a dedicated parking spot for every tenant who has a car because every tenant who has a car obviously needs a parking space. Then add adequate handicapped parking and guest parking spaces.

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Michael Bird 2 months, 2 weeks ago on Planning commission approves conceptual plan for 180-unit condo complex near Walgreens

When this plan is approved, I am very concerned that the will be a totally inadequate amount of Parking space just as at Casey's Pond and almost every other project ever built in SBoat. Don't think for a moment that by not providing generously adequate parking, people will be forced to use alternate transportation. Yes, some will use buses and a very few will use bikes but almost all will own and use their individual car and inadequate parking space will not force them to use buses. The only thing inadequate parking areas do is save the developer money. Remember these Condo units will have many, many guests plus many units will be filled by multiple single persons, who all will own a car. As a minimum , there should be two parking spaces for each bedroom plus adequate spaces for guests. Anything less will be a true nightmare for all concerned.

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Michael Bird 2 months, 3 weeks ago on Natalie Breitung named new veterans services officer

Michael, Thank you for your past service and welcome Natalie. Michael quietly helped many who needed assistance.

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