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John & Pat Taylor: Silverthorne ballot a smokescreen

John & Pat TaylorSilverthorne

Re: by J.C. Brigham, letters, Aug. 1

J.C. could not have said it better. Two homeowners appear to have a vocal mission to derail the long-standing completion of the Blue River Trail. A trail, to provide safe, non- motorized passage within our community, without the need for driving everywhere we go. Plaintiffs and three property owners continually refuse to negotiate in good faith on realigning portions of the long-standing 1963 platted easement. Plaintiffs only recommendation was to move it to the west side. Subsequently, they suggested bikes can go on Mesa Drive. You can tell their lack of concern for young children, grandchildren, families, disabled and community. These alternatives do not fit the overall mission for the completion of the Blue River Trail. This issue is not a case of condemnation, it is one of working together for a better community. One where residents can walk and bike to the amenities safely whether north to south or east to west. Part the smoke screen and vote “no.” We do not need further delay, yet another election and further wasted funds! Make no mistake, this is all about the Blue River Trail.


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