Cheers to restocking Kailey’s Pond |

Cheers to restocking Kailey’s Pond

Marge HettenbaughFrisco

Last year, the town of Frisco stocked Kailey’s Pond, located on the east end of Walter Byron Park. This was done at the town’s suggestion. I have watched many children fish and enjoy this area with their parents, grandparents, family members and friends. We were told last year that the pond would be stocked every year.Upon calling the town’s public works department, I was informed that the pond would not be stocked this year. I also found out that the cost to stock it would be about $300.I proceeded to call Mayor Bernie Zurbriggen to see if the town could find a way to stock the pond since it was such a small fee for the amount of public relations it affords the town and the amount of enjoyment it brings to tourists and locals.It was discussed at a council work session. Two members were basically in favor of stocking and four members were not in support of doing so.I found this very hard to believe. We are not talking about paying off the national debt here. I won’t go into detail explaining how I felt about this decision arrived at by these four council members. Thus, cheers to Mayor Zurbriggen and Councilmember Rick Amico.Jeers to Councilmembers Deb Helton, Tom Looby, Gary Runkel and Dan Fallon. Councilmember Bill Pelham was absent. Consequently I decided to ask for donations and support to raise the money to stock the pond. I have notified Amico and Zurbriggen that the funds have been raised and the cash is in hand.Now, could someone associated with the town please make sure the fish are ordered. They can be delivered in the same order that arrives this week to stock Meadow Creek Pond for the fishing derby this week.I’m happy to give out cheers, cheers and more cheers to Alpine Mechanical Insulators, Tuscato’s, Snow Shoe Motel, Division 7, Ol’ Time Barber Shop, the Ottesens of Milwaukee, Mountain Comfort Furnishings, Kim Fancher Design, the Ore House at Silverheels, B.J. McCarthy at Century-21 Gold, Dave Petersen at RE/MAX Properties, Gordon Miner at Coldwell Banker, Chris Eby at Eby Real Estate, Judy and Rick Amico, Brenda and Tom Cameron and Marge Hettenbaugh at Century-21 Gold and Dick Hettenbaugh.

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