Author Archives: bridget

Debates, small towns and voting

I’ve had a number of surprising interactions with people regarding the proposed bond vote. People who I know are very active, whose kids have played sports, who have driven 30 miles so their kids can practice indoors, have said they’re … Continue reading

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We’re a little Lake Woebegon

Anyone out there listen to National Public Radio’s “Prairie Home Companion”? It has this recurring line: It’s a place where “all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.” You know the … Continue reading

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Isn’t 111 acres enough?

Believe it or not, there really is a standard of park space that is recommended for a community. It is recommend that there be 5 to 10 acres of park space for every 1,000 residents. Combining the City and the … Continue reading

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“But for this one thing”

I love the new location. I hate the new location. It needs an outdoor pool. It will raise my taxes too high. It shouldn’t have an outdoor pool but if it doesn’t have an indoor pool I won’t support it. It … Continue reading

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How is this sustainable?

“What if this passes, but then isn’t successful?” One of the best questions I’ve heard about this facility goes to the point of whether or not this project can be successful over the long term – whether or not it … Continue reading

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Homework

One of the comments we are hearing is that “you haven’t really thought this project through.” People are saying that without complete engineering, bids and scheduled programming, we are putting the cart before the horse. People are saying that it’s impossible to vote … Continue reading

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Changing Locations – What Changes?

We have heard from a number of residents that the initial location we selected was wrong. During our original search for properties, we investigated every available location – which means properties that were available, for sale or that we knew … Continue reading

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