Paul Romano: Government letting Dillon Valley down |

Paul Romano: Government letting Dillon Valley down

Paul Romano

I agree with Ms. Robinson! Open that road and open it now – somehow! Just do whatever it takes.

Every day we hear of some poor driver who has a traffic violation and winds up with a dozen charges to defend against including “public endangerment.”

Why on earth has no one in the governments of Summit County, Dillon and Silverthorne been arrested and jailed for “public endangerment?”

Is there a lawyer in the county willing to charge all of them for not opening up that road again?

Even the special emergency detour available only for the fire department via route 6 and Straight Creek – on Monday morning, had there been a fire in Dillon Valley it would have taken at least an extra five minutes since it is at least a two mile longer trip to Dillon Valley that way.

Can I set fire to the officials’ butts and let them wait for help?

And where I live, in Piney Acres, with Evergreen Road as it was on Monday, totally blockaded, if we needed the fire department, it would have taken them almost 10 minutes to get into Piney acres via the detour through Dillon Valley, if they could get in here at all.

This is first order incompetence of local government. And if there is loss injury or death as a result, you the government will be found guilty of negligence and then all we taxpayers will have to pay for your incompetence through the courts … when the inevitable really happens.

Move your butts. You sure should lose them on Tuesday.

The boundary of the Town of Silverthorne is at the eastern edge of the First Bank parking lot and is thus not a player in this particular issue.

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