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Letter: Nasty-appearing roundabout

Why does the entrance to Aspen take a back seat to Basalt, Gypsum and Vail? Frankly, it is a disgrace! There are tons of weeds at the roundabout, some of which, over the summer, have grown to be small trees. Maybe the powers that be plan to light them come winter to accompany the beautiful Aspens?

When several hundred thousand dollars of taxpayer money can be spent on a few summer days hosting professional bikers, it seems to me that creating a beautiful entrance to our charming town would be money well spent, maybe even better than the biking event.

How much would it cost? I’m not sure. There would be the one-time expenses of plumbing and a watering system. Many of the flowers and plants could be perennials, again a one-time expense. Certain decorative grasses can add to the beauty. A true landscape professional would be worth an additional expense. He or she could present a schematic drawing for approval by a council-appointed committee prior to execution. Of course, there would be maintenance expenses each summer.

And while I’m at it, mow the median between the airport and the roundabout at least twice each summer.

David Grimes


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