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Vitalone: Town of Breckenridge right to support families

The Town of Breckenridge has a huge coffer of surplus funds, funded by property taxes, to be used for whatever they determine to be useful. Currently, the town supplements recreation and entertainment by funding the recreation center, the ice rink, the golf course, the NRO, and the arts district, just to make these recreational opportunities more affordable to the town residents and guests. Having such a wonderfully generous town is one of the reasons I have lived here for 20 years. The recreation center has 6 outdoor tennis courts and two indoor tennis courts, but I don’t hear anyone complaining that the town supplements these courts, even though I’ve never used them. There are many wasteful things that the town has spent money on over the years, including nearly a million dollars for the kayak park which was determined a flop by most kayakers, and nearly a million dollars to Mercy Housing, who was supposed to run the Valleybrook project, but then the town managed themselves. But nobody ever complained about these projects. So why now are people who use the recreation center, the golf course and visit the NRO concerts and the arts district so against helping support the future of our town? By supporting local families, we create the magical town atmosphere that people want to keep coming back to. Without these people we would become a town of one season wonders, where no one is committed to the culture of the community. All the negative comments here are from people who don’t want to pay for my lifestyle, but yet we all are paying for each other’s lifestyles by living here and paying taxes. I commend the town council for making an investment in our community that will pay off in the future.

Tom Vitalone


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