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A few of our thoughts regarding the proposed parks, trails and paths in Electric City

Letter to the Editor

 


It seems to us that we have a group of council members that likes to spend a lot of money.

We live on Sunny Drive in Electric City.

A few years ago council members proposed a park on the lake, just below our property, due to opposition they decided to buy a lot – to the tune of thousands of dollars just for the lot. They haven’t even started work on that project and now the plan is to build paths and trails for many more thousands of dollars.

The “alternate route” they propose would create many problems and we totally reject this proposal. Here are a few of the reasons: The natural habitat for protected wildlife would be disrupted. We have bald eagles, golden eagles, osprey, cranes, hawks, geese, vultures, quail, swallows and protected swallow nests, just to list a few.

What about the property owners who live on this route? The proposed area is sand and there will be an erosion problem. The reason the Bureau of Reclamation has such a high take line is because of the erosion possibility.

Who will maintain this trail? Our maintenance people are probably stretched thin as it is. Does handicap accessibility need to be considered? This hill is very steep in some areas. There are rattlesnakes to deal with.

A note to Electric City council members: Work for the good of the people — not for your own ambitions and notoriety. How would you like to have people cutting through your yards and accessing your property?

Myrna and Orie Francis

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