Must preserve Carbondale |

Must preserve Carbondale

Dear Editor:Some thoughts:”Desirable places to live” do not become desirable because of their big boxes; they become desirable because they possess/retain a natural character that offers a healthful environment, focuses on healthful lifestyles, scenic beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities.Carbondale is clearly evolving into this status as a community. We need to preserve and maintain the conditions that generated this reputation. Ultimately it will be this reputation that will generate a higher lifestyle standard for all inhabitants via sales taxes generated by businesses which will spring up to cater to the people this reputation attracts. A healthy community and economy is built upon healthy individuals and healthful lifestyles. Ultimately, that is what everyone seeks, and everyone comes to our valley to enjoy. Let us continue to support and develop healthful lifestyle and recreational facilities. In so doing we will secure a more enjoyable future for all of Carbondale’s inhabitants than offering our beautiful community up for the quick bucks mass merchandizing operations offer. In the end, pandering an area’s naturally beautiful assets accomplishes nothing more than short-term gains and long-term disaster.Fred PulverCarbondale

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