by The Drifters
“When this old world starts getting me down….
And big government is too much for me to face…”
The (top) of the photo from Edwards, Colorado – (WECMRD’s) indoor Athletic field’s roof as seen from the Edwards neighborhood of Singletree.
Therein lies a tale. For the uninitiated WECMRD = Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District, another of Eagle County’s (too many+1) taxing districts.
Turns out the Architect for the School District (new Edwards High School in the foreground) was certainly much smarter than the one that WECMRD choose.
The top left of the ECT’s photo shows the shine and sheen of the original reflecting surface of WECMRD’s massive roof now being repainted… At the right time of day, during the right season – that old roof paint reflected more sunlight into the Singletree neighborhood than the mirrors of an Arizona solar plant.
What happened next – after Singletree homeowners complained to WECMRD?
The short story went something like this…don’t blame us. WECMRD went through the County’s approval process and they approved our Athletic field house – including that color and sheen roof paint.
Then what happened? – something like this. Some Singletree homeowners approached the County Commissioners…and their response was roughly…don’t talk to us about paying for new roof paint, that’s WECMRD’s issue, not us!
So how did this project (the new roof paint – right side to left painting) finally get approved and paid for?
Well “By George”…Gregory (Singletree homeowner et al) got involved and WECMRD, Eagle County and Singletree homeowners paid for the current painting work being done today. It suffices to say the Singletree homeowners paid the lion share of the cost…
1 – The bigger the government (taxing district in our case) the bigger the screw-up.
2 – Just like the White House today…make sure you have someone else to blame when the screw-up happens!
3 – The majority of Eagle County (taxing authorities) have since forgotten just who they work for.
4 – They work for you ECT Reader – and this November you’ll be able to Vote and reminded them of that democratic fact. Move evidence coming. Encourage your friends to read the ECT!