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Letter to the editor: Tell the Dillon Town Council not to extend Ice Castles contract

Barb Richard
Dillon

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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