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No school at Silver Mountain Village site

Rita Martin

Congratulations Mr. DelPiccolo. I am sure you will do a fine job as mayor. However, could you please answer a question for me?

Why would you consider building a new school, where small children will attend, in a high density, high traffic area? It would seem to me that the safety of our children attending that elementary school would be at risk, not only from the traffic caused by the commercial businesses being considered, but also from unsavory types who tend to hang out at places like that where there is no way of knowing whether a person belongs there or not. Whereas, if the school is kept in a residential area, such as behind the current elementary school, there is more of a possibility of spotting people who do not belong in or around an elementary school area. It would seem to me that the safety of our children should be first and foremost in the minds of our mayor and town council.

While I understand and encourage the need to build commercial properties within the town of Silverthorne, I do not understand the need to build a school near them especially since there is viable land elsewhere. I strongly oppose the building of a new elementary school in that area.

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