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I'm glad that someone's putting some thought into long term maintenance for these new projects. Thanks to the individuals involved for their foresight. A common solution for pro-trail builders is to incorporate maintenance costs into the project start up costs....i.e. If the Morning Gloria trail cost 164,000.00 to build you would take 10% or roughly 16,000.00 and set it aside for long term maintenance.
Lighten up Francis!
Really glad to hear there were no injuries. I don't know anything about this young man except what I read in the article. That being said, provided he doesn't pose a flight risk why not put an orange jumpsuit and a radio collar on him and put him to work with a shovel right now. Better than sitting arround in jail and it would give him a chance to show if he's willing to atone for his crime.
Great ride by Smelly Cat!
First Ciao re-opens in Steamboat then Fabio Aru wins todays stage of the Giro d' Italia.... a big day for Italy!! Congradulations and best of luck!
I like it! I've even got a catchy new slogan 'Cannonball, Cannonball coming' (in your best Carl voice).
How about including a long term (say 5 years) trail management plan in the whole trail bidding process? Figure out how much it will cost to do yearly maintainence and add it to the total bid cost. That would help take pressure off our already maxed out parks and rec dept. and also avoid having to create a new tax to help maintain trails. I do like the beginner trail idea and think its much needed. We dont want Aryea to get too bored though...
I've been to numerous City Coucil and various commission meetings over the years and while I agree it can be a little intimidating speaking during the public comment periods, I don't feel like the process is broken or in need of change. If you don't like to speak in person you can easily e-mail or even pen a letter to any or all council members anytime you want. I definately don't always agree with the decisions made by City Council but I do appreciate the efforts they make to be available to the citizens and the personal sacrifices they make performing civic duty, definately not an easy job. On the lighter side how about a giant gong in the room, if someone gets on too long a rant...they get the gong!
I think that its important for us as a community to identify and take measures to preserve some of our few remaining undeveloped open-spaces for fututre generations to enjoy. A big part of what sets us apart from other ski towns is our wide open spaces and western heritage. If we lose that we're gonna look like every other cookie cutter resort town. I'm not anti development I just think that there is good responsible development i.e....the bear river park and the BMX track. Built on unused land with infrastructure concerns met (access, parking, restrooms...) those two are a example of recent development done in a professional and resposible way. I'm afraid if we don't work to preserve some of our open-spaces now in a few more years we're gonna look like disneyland (nothing against disneyland I just wouldn't want to live there). Thanks.
The city of Steamboat Springs has in excess of 20 developed parks (with more coming on Yampa st.) many of which sit almost unused yet cost taxpayers to maintain.
Numerous surveys have shown that open-space preservation is supported by a majority of citizens. The parks and rec master plan itself mentions open-space preservation as a high priority by citizens at least a dozen times throughout the document. Yet this information seems largely ignored by council.
I contend that in its current state RVP is one of the most utilized parks in Steamboat year round. To change RVP from a popular highly utilized open-space park to another developed park that costs taxpayers additional money to maintain doesn't make sense. I think its time for the city to adopt a long term open-space management plan in regards to not just RVP but all our remaining undeveloped open-spaces.
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