Marketplace monies are needed |

Marketplace monies are needed

Laurie Loeb of the Town Mothers is quoted in the Aspen Daily News of June 26: “Carbondale has become known as a town for the arts. It’s the arts and charm and relaxed pace that attract people here, that attract people as residents and as visitors.” I’m sorry, but Carbondale is known for so much more!

Last Friday there were three events taking place. More than 400 people paid money to attend the rodeo. The same night there was a free concert in Sopris Park and many of my neighbors were at Strawberry Days.

Please don’t lump us all together. Carbondale is a diverse community and the people have many opinions and needs. Having a new shopping center on one side of town will not ruin our town! It will only round us out.

Bringing additional tax monies into our town will allow us many opportunities. We can build a recreation center where not only children will benefit, but we have health club facilities. We can build and maintain more parks and sport fields.

We can build employee housing for the teachers, policemen, firefighters and town employees, so they can live here and be a part of our community. We will have more funds to support our schools. And, yes, we can add new art facilities to the town. We can fund a Main Street art program and fund more music opportunities.

This town has wonderful opportunities. But, if we don’t vote for the Marketplace, our town will continue on its course of having no money and robbing our recreation and reserve funds just to pay for current expenses to run our town.

Please vote YES for the Marketplace. Early voting starts July 3 at Town Hall. Every vote counts. We need you!

Cheryl Hasselbring


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