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Letter: Crown board incumbents have served community well

Crown board incumbents have served community well

1. What the current Crown Mountain board has brought to the community is a first-class park district that has not cost the voter any more today than it did 10 years ago. Just much better managed and more activities and facilities.

2. Is there another public unity out there whose services and facilities have grown as dramatically as Crown Mountain’s over the last 10 to 12 years without costing any more? The library district, the school district and the fire district have all asked for and received increase tax funding since 2002. In the meantime, park facilities, programs and use has grown exponentially at no increased cost.

3. We now have a new national-caliber BMX park that has cost the voters zero, yes, zero dollars. Currently, BMX is an Olympic event.

4. In the works is the first and only public indoor tennis facility from Aspen to Grand Junction to Edwards that will cost the taxpayer zero dollars and is projected to make money for Crown Mountain Park & Recreation allowing Crown Mountain Park & Recreation to provide more activities without asking for a tax increase.

5. Two years ago the park board hired a new executive director, Chris Woods, who has increased the park revenue 6,000 percent in two years. Revenue dollars that can and are providing more access to park facilities at no increase in tax dollars.

6. The best is yet to come for your tax dollars. Keep and vote for the current board.

Please keep and re-elect for the current board members, Ted Bristol, Rich Pavcek and Bill Reynolds.

Ted Bristol

Vice president, Crown Mountain Park and Recreation Board

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