Steve Delaney: A solution for Dillon
April 17, 2009
The Town of Dillon is planning on extending the bike trail along Tenderfoot, turning left on Gold Run Circle, right past the homes of Mayor Barbara Davis and Councilwoman Mary Forsythe and linking up with the Town of Dillon section. All of this will eliminate half of Dillon Yacht Club’s parking, thus drastically decreasing the value of each resident’s condo.
The Town of Dillon claims it is taking back land that is theirs. DYC was built approximately 45 years ago and approved by the Town of Dillon. It sounds like the problem is with the Town of Dillon and the developer. Why didn’t the town disclose this to the residents? Had many known the town was going to destroy their investment they never would have purchased.
There is a perfect solution that is a win-win for everyone. Make Gold Run Circle a one-way street. It would resolve the parking situation for Dillon Yacht Club and save the taxpayers millions of dollars! There would be no need to widen the road and install a bike path beside it.
Instead, the town could use the existing road; using one lane for cars and one for bikes. Driving around Gold Run Circle takes 40 seconds to complete the loop. Is 40 seconds so important to the wealthy residents on Gold Run Circle that they would choose to hurt the 150+ residents residing at Dillon Yacht Club?
Dillon Yacht Club is not and upscale condominium complex; however, it is home to 150+ hard-working taxpayers who deserve their basic right of reasonable access to their property.