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Campaign Diary Installment 2.

By Bob - Posted on 27 May 2010

Installment two of my San Juan County Commissioner campaign diary covers last night's county commissioner meeting held at the court house from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and broadcast on KSJC.
Silverton School Superintendent, Kim White, updated the BOCC on the school renovation project which is entering the design phase. By late summer/early fall exterior work will commence. The project will move inside in November when the weather turns cold and snowy. Everything has to be moved out of the school. Classes next year will be held in houses and empty spaces like the First Congregational Church parsonage.
Sheriff Sue Kurtz and Undersheriff Kris Burns talked about preparations for July 4. The road along South Mineral Creek to the Pittsburg Mine and the scenic Shrine Road will be closed to traffic and camping from Friday, July 2, through Sunday, July 4 and the Hillside Cemetary Road (truck bypass) will be closed on the 4th. Visitors will be able to walk to the cemetary.
Upcoming ballot initiatives Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61 were discussed. It is believed that Douglas Bruce, author of the Tax Payers Bill of Rights (TABOR) that has financially strangled Colorado state and local governments for years, is behind these three proposals. According to veteran county commissioner, Ernie Kuhlman, if passed these three measures will deal a "crippling blow" to county, town and school finances. Services will have to be cut drastically and the school will probably close. Clicking of the clock on the meeting room wall filled the silence as the comissioners considered these dire circumstances.
Focus on the Future. Vote against Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61 on November2.


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