Letter to the editor: Tell the Dillon Town Council not to extend Ice Castles contract
On Tuesday, the Dillon Town Council is making a decision on a five-year agreement to move Ice Castles to the north side of Town Park. If you care about the park, the traffic issues, neighborhood impacts — now is the time to take action.
Send your email to the following people by Monday: Mayor Carolyn Skowyra, Town Manager Nathan Johnson and the six town council members — Brad Bailey, Jennifer Barchers, Kyle Hendricks, Renee Imamura, Karen Kaminski and Steven Milroy.
Write a personal email — please no template letters. Just put a couple sentences in the email stating:
- Why you oppose the Ice Castles in Dillon Town Park in the future.
- Why you don’t like Ice Castles in the park.
- What you have experienced or what you have seen.
- Why you love Dillon Town Park.
Take a look at “Say No To Dillon Ice Castles 5 Year Plan” on YouTube to see the negative impacts that community members have identified.
Here’s a some of the issues and negative impacts that community members have identified:
- Damage and blight to Dillon Town Park.
- Loss of use by residents and guests
- Traffic and parking impacting residents
- Park fenced off for seven months for a private business
- No rent is paid for land use by Ice Castles
- 10 million gallons of water used at a discounted rate
- Decrease in walkability
- Poor daily appearance and trash issues
- Plan to move to the north part of the park includes removal of trees, with damage to basketball and bocce courts likely.
- Dramatic change to Park Master Plan includes loss of pickleball courts and shade trees for playgrounds
- Small sales tax increase to town — but large impacts to the community
The number of individual emails received by council is very important. Thank you for taking time today to make a difference.
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