Letter to the editor: Measure 1C to pave Peak 7 is wrong and here is why
The petition that a “self-appointed committee” circulated to residents with the intent of pursuing paving on Peak 7 stated $5.6 million “as an absolute max for budget.” After signatures were collected and submitted, the budget was changed to $6.66 million or $19,704.14 per property.
The predetermined requirement of 60% of residents to approve the petition was changed to 55% after the petition feel short of 60%.
The cost of paving will not come in 35% under budget as stated by the committee.
Those who can not pay the assessment will have a lien placed on their property by the county until they pay.
There are no financing options as promised by the committee in place for those needing such services.
We have residents and retirees, many in their 80s and even 90s, enjoying their homes for the past 45 or more years who cannot afford this expense.
We have local workforce homeowners who can not afford this.
What about homeowners raising families that can not afford this. A single mother.
Those with ongoing medical issues that can not afford this. Treatment or paving?
Aging utilities need to be replaced and or repaired in the near future. Why pave first?
Vehicle speed and volume will increase through this residential neighborhood if paved.
Those who rent on Peak 7 will see increased rent as landlords recoup cost of paving.
The committee to pave has suggested that residents who are put into hardship because of paving costs can simply go to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center for assistance. Not so according to my correspondence with the nonprofit.
Actually quite appalling to suggest using a nonprofit organization’s limited funds for relief from paving costs.
The majority of Peak 7 residents say no because it is wrong.
Vote no on paving Peak 7.
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