Why move recycling center?
November 23, 2005
(This letter was originally addressed to Mayor Helen Klanderud.)Dear Editor:The city acted wisely when it recently moved the dirty, muddy, icy and slippery recycle center from Obermeyer’s construction staging area at Rio Grande Park to one of the well-plowed, clean, safe, well-lit and convenient asphalted city-owned parking lots at the corner of Mill and Rio Grande Park (below Community Bank). Then on Nov. 16, one day after old man winter left treacherous, icy, slushy and muddy conditions for driving and walking, the recycle containers were moved back to their former location squished between the dangerous snow melt operation and Obermeyer’s construction staging area. Many people have asked me what the compelling reason is at this time for the recycle containers to be moved back to their former location while Obermeyer construction is still going great guns and old man winter is set to drop more fresh powder? I cannot explain the city’s reasoning to move the recycling containers back to a less-desirable and less-safe location at this time. I would like to, but I cannot speak for the city’s decision. I defer to you as mayor to please explain the reasoning behind this decision. I tried to explain … “Perhaps an oversight had occurred; and the recycling containers could be easily moved to the safer location until Obermeyer’s construction is done and old man winter has turned into dry and hot summer.”Toni KronbergAspen