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What is our City doing? By the Original Keith Baker

The City of Salida has been very busy in the last 6 Mo. Just to let you know the city has your best interests at heart, even when mistakes are made or it just plain seems like what is happening is being done backwards.
2A money( the 1% sales tax increase) is in full swing on the street projects. The city was able to double the amount of street coverage due to the timing of the bids and oil prices dropping. The bit of short term inconvenience will be worth waiting for the completion and next year (hopefully) the projects will be in less congested areas.

2B money is already making the pool more of an attraction again (new east side roof and a face lift for the locker rooms). Perhaps next year will bring more for the best hot water in the state. A new handy dandy machine for significantly increasing the amount of feet of trails that can be completed has already proven its worth.

Also in the process of completion is the City and County services building in the old D&RG hospital. This is going to make these offices much more user friendly.

On the drawing for the near future is the replacement the hot line from Poncha Springs to the pool (provided the easement issue is settled). A trail on the north side of the Arkansas river is being negotiated with the railroad and may happen. Building projects on the Vandaveer ranch are being looked at and hopefully will get the ball rolling.

Enough for now. Maybe when my turn comes again next month I will talk more on these subjects.



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