Not the last bite of the apple | AspenTimes.com

Not the last bite of the apple

Dear Editor:In regards to ballot issue 3B, the proposed rebuild of Aspen Middle School and addition to Aspen Elementary School: There are too many unknowns: the current shortages of lumber, fuel, steel and concrete. Can we get the materials needed in a timely fashion? What will be the increased cost? Whether or not we can complete the proposed project with the current budget at all?Also, what the increased capacity may or may not bring, specifically in regards to the Colorado Open Choice state law. Was the community adequately informed and asked for their input? Do they have a vested interest in the proposed rebuild and addition?Please fix the roof, take the time to review, allow for community input and revisit. This will also allow the upcoming elected school board time to become cohesive, express their views, vision and intent. We will have a better grasp of the Katrina effect on the economy.This is not the “last bite of the apple.” We can try again. We should improve our school facilities and can make them even better by revisiting as a community. Please be informed and make a sound decision.Mare Wolfer-JenkinsAspen