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It always amazes me the apathy of the public. They elect people to boards etc. and then never attend a meeting to be involved in the decisions that are made. Then, out of the blue some issue or some rumor comes up and they attend a meeting full of anger and misinformation; and crucify the elected who is trying to be of service to their community.
I don’t know anyone elected to serve on a board, who goes in as a candidate that has anything but helping the community in mind. The people you vote for must represent you, I hope that you have done the research to know; why they are running and where they stand on issues.
Aspen Springs is having a spirited election, the first in many years, not because of any wrong doing. They have not had enough people volunteer to run for the board, most years begging people to volunteer to appoint to fill the five seats. Up until this sheep issue, very few in the community attended board meetings at all. By statute a metro district must have at least 2 of the 3 community issues in its service plan to be a metro: roads, water/sewer, parks and rec.
Do you know the people that are running? Do you know where they stand on issues? Do they represent you? Do they have the community in mind? Do the candidates you are voting for, know the statutes involved in running a half million dollar district? Do they know the work involved in keeping the district current with DOLA and other State entities?
There has been so much false information posted in letters to the editor, on (closed group) community Facebook pages, posted around the community and just the rumor mill. No one in Aspen Springs wants to be like the PLPOA. We all want to enjoy the land we own. We are zoned by the county as residential AG, so we can have our horses, chickens etc. We don’t want to become a fenced-in area where the deer and wildlife are fenced out.
Can you imagine our community with every one-acre lot fenced in with six-foot hog fence to keep the neighbors livestock out? Can you imagine playing disc golf or horseshoes on the park area, and having horses run up on you? For that matter, just riding your horse through the greenbelt or down the roadside and it being spooked by a herd or flock of livestock.
What is good for one should be good for all, imagine each resident of Aspen Springs able to have more livestock than they can support and let them loose to feed off of everyone else.
The election by mail-in ballot will be decided on May 6th, 6 candidates for 2 year terms — 9 candidates for 4 year terms. Ballots were mailed on April 15th. Know who you are voting for. Keep our roads our water station and our parks for our community.