Michael Bird

Michael Bird 2 days, 2 hours ago on Design modified for 180-unit Steamboat Crossings South development

As with Casey's Pond and almost every other residential complex, parking space is inadequate. Will each unit have at least three spaces plus snow storage ? Unit not building.

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Michael Bird 5 days, 2 hours ago on Steamboat's Humble Ranch land deal based on faulty trust

If there are grounds for an claim against the attorneys' professional liability insurance carrier has it been made ? I don't know the details but it appears that the City's attorneys did not achieve what they were hired to do - am I correct ? If so, let the insurance lawyers sort it out, which means no expense for the City ( or very little expense)

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Michael Bird 1 week, 1 day ago on City Council asks county commissioners to invest in downtown projects

What happened to the City requiring building owners to pay for sidewalks in front of their buildings as we were required to do ? Twice and no development was involved. Some improvements costs should definitely be borne by the City . Sidewalks no - and no bump outs are needed or desired. Ramps can be easily built into the sidewalk leading to the street. As Tim, who is blind, said in a past post. (paraphrased) "I hate the bump outs". This action would reduce the improvement expenses period.

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Michael Bird 2 weeks ago on Pamela Lane and Trafalgar Drive residents: Park dispute continues

What are the expenses and net income of the Triple Crown organization ? If more fields are needed, could ( would ) TC pay to construct them yet continue to use all but Emerald Park ? It is sort of a partnership now so could it be made into a well defined one ( TC & SBoat ) so costs can be shared ? Transparency is lacking too. Whatcha think ?

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Michael Bird 3 weeks, 1 day ago on Jim Webster: What is city’s vision?

Don, I don't understanding the wording of your question but if you are asking if I would support Jim's former Mayor goals - I would. I also think our Council should have a developed coordinated fiscally responsible set of goals as our vision. Not a pie-in-the-sky one such as the greatest ___ fill in the blank and I don't think our Council has this type of vision, thankfully.

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Michael Bird 3 weeks, 2 days ago on Jim Webster: What is city’s vision?

Jim, You were very fortunate. Too many times the position of Mayor becomes a fiefdom. Also, the value of the position entirely depends on the quality of the person holding that office and in most cases is an ever changing situation. Plus the citizens would be burdened by another huge salary + benefits employee and his/her staff; Yes we might benefit by a change to the Mayoral system but the odds are not in our favor. He/she cannot be fired but must be recalled-a lengthy, costly and difficult method.I would not support a change.

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Michael Bird 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Melanie L. Sturm: Are Americans still in charge of our lives?

I,too, am concerned. I'm concerned that most don't understand the our beloved USA is not nor never has been a democracy. It is a Republic. I'm concerned that some don't differentiate between those who may dislike our Country and those who dislike its actions. Russell, some of the values of our founders are just plain wrong such as slavery. We should want change in America as there are needed changes, aren't there ? Personally, among many other areas,I would like to see smaller, more efficient government, smaller military expenditures, a revised health care plan ( one where not every word of the pharmaceutical section was written by pharma lobbyists instead of legislators - for example ), and even higher taxes only where needed. just to name a few. And a new tax code.

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Michael Bird 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Post office lockouts in Steamboat follow national USPS protocol

Thank you Chris for placing some common sense into this situation. "Yous pays your ticket - yous get to ride". For over three decades, my personal and large volumes of business mail were delivered promptly with nothing lost. Payment notices are placed early in one's box. Reminders are placed. We all sometimes forget to pay on time so a late fee or interest is charged by the merchant/PO. Just as at a gas station, no payment, no service, We don't have our mail delivered because about 1982 we voted not to. It was when the PO became private. It would have meant giving up our PO boxes and the majority didn't want that. Later cluster boxes came into vogue. Our mail is delivered to where we chose for the paid postage.

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Michael Bird 1 month, 1 week ago on Fifth excessive force lawsuit filed against Steamboat police officers

As usual, we read allegations, opinions, evaluations, view points but facts ??? I absolutely don't know the facts but would appreciate the paper reporting the entire story. Ex: Was or was not Sheets involved in the reported fight ? There are witnesses - was Sheets tackled or not ? As Jack Webb in Dragnet always said " Just the facts, ma'm, just the facts ".

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