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Different improvements needed

Dear Editor:Jack Johnson writes “Our existing recycle center is a muddy trash strewn mess.” Well, Jack, whose fault is that? As a city council member, isn’t it your job to take care of the city’s recycle center … and not allow the existing recycle center, which has been there for 17 years, to fall into such a muddy trash strewn mess that now the only solution you see fit is to spend $737,000 on two shelters (as you call them) to cover the existing containers?You write that a No vote will keep the mess we have now – you know that is not true. If you re-read the agreement you made with Obermeyer (check the city’s lease agreement which is a legally binding document), you can not deny that the money the city is collecting from Obermeyer for rents due is to be used for improvements to the recycle center. What are you going to do … go back on your word?Jack, follow up on your promise and make those improvements. Pave the mud with glasofite, add more modern containers and do not take away the easy access in and easy access out for trucks and cars.We need a good traffic design so cars do not get stacked up, not two buildings obstructing traffic. As for the trash blowing around, which will still happen no matter what you put up … Jack, roll up your sleeves and pick up the trash the old fashioned way. Unless, of course, you want to spend another million dollars to have a robot do it for you.Please vote No on city referendum 2C. Thank you.Toni KronbergAspen

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