Summit Daily letters to the editor: Local politics and picks
Please vote for Nadalin, Camp, Shattuck and Kieber
I am writing as the outgoing mayor pro-tem of Silverthorne having served on the town council for eight years and the planning commission prior to that. I’ve never lived in a place with as much involvement, support, and collaboration from the community. We all see this as our town and take responsibility for it. I support these four candidates because each one has been greatly involved in creating the vision and spurring the growth of Silverthorne. Their dedication to our community is without question.
For a town with no property tax, we have terrific amenities such as the Recreation Center, the Pavilion, Rainbow and North Pond parks, and the Blue River Trail. And we’re currently undertaking our next big goal — development of downtown Silverthorne.
In the last two community surveys, the development of a downtown was included as one of the “Three Most Important Issues Facing the Town in the Next 5 Years.” In response to this citizen input, we’ve gone through a market study to better understand our strengths and draws, updated our Comprehensive Plan twice, created an Urban Renewal Authority, gone through the Downtown Colorado Inc. Assessment Project, updated our Parks Open Space and Trails Plan, created the Arts and Culture Strategic Plan, developed a marketing plan, completed substantial rezoning, and partnered with the Lake Dillon Theater Company to build the Performing Arts Theater to anchor the Downtown.
All of these projects were launched and created through a public, collaborative community process. Silverthorne would not achieve these successes without the involvement and care that the members of our community, such as Joanne, Russ, Tanya, and Bob provide.
Please vote for Joanne, Russ, Tanya and Bob to keep Silverthorne moving forward.
Yellow and black means caution
It’s time to set the record straight. I’m sure you have all seen the yellow and black campaign ads running in the paper. These ads are misinformation in its finest form. The statements Mr. Marmins makes are not only inaccurate, but also show deep disrespect to the informed citizens of Silverthorne, the dozens of folks who selflessly volunteer their time on committees and all of the town staff.
I encourage you Mr. Marmins, if you want your voice heard, the best way to do it is to attend a public meeting, then and only then will you become accurately informed. Town council meets four times a month, planning commission meets twice a month, SPORT Committee meets once a month and EDAC meets once a month. All of these meetings are open to the public. In the eight years I’ve been volunteering on these committees, I can only recall you attending maybe two of our meetings. And I’m positive you’ve never spoke up at either of those meetings.
But, thankfully the citizens have four terrific options to fill our town council seats this election: Nadalin, Camp, Keiber and Shattuck. These folks are informed because they volunteer countless hours serving on the current planning commission, the above listed committees and town council. They have put in their time and earned their stripes. They don’t just complain, they volunteer because they truly care about Silverthorne now, and for it’s future. Because of their actions over the last several years, the town has seen momentum like never before.
Silverthorne Town Council
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