Soundoff for July 18 |

Soundoff for July 18

Willerts will be missed

It’s a huge blow to Oak Creek to lose two highly qualified employees who always conducted themselves in a professional manner. Tim and Mindy were assets to this community. I am sorry to see them go, and I wish them all the best.

Build a skate park

I find it absurd that the City Council is affording $40,000 for the tennis bubble, of a $1.9 million renovation for people who want to play tennis, and building a ski jump for an elite group to use, but the children cannot get even $30,000 for a skate park.

In addition, the city is looking for ways to stop teenage loitering. Why doesn’t it build a skate park to stop teenage loitering?

Where are the parents?

In Christine Metz’s July 14 article on the Steamboat Springs City Council meeting discussion of teenage loitering, problems, damage and the search for possible solutions, there is not one single word referring to the parents and their responsibilities. Were parents and their responsibilities not discussed at all?

Aren’t the first steps with a problem such as this taking names of the loitering children and then meeting with the parents to make sure they know what their children are doing and to encourage their primary participation in solving the problem?

Oh, and does anyone else recall the unfortunate and unnecessary demise of Emerald City?

No children in garden

Children should not be allowed into the botanic park.

All they do is play, pick the flowers and make noise so that us older people cannot hear the music. It should only be made available to older people and adults who want to behave.

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