Thank you, Eagle

I would like to thank the people of the town of Eagle for allowing me to take their interest and concerns to our town board meetings for the past 10 years.

What a privilege to have been involved with so many great interests for the town, of course some not so great. As the quiet guy on the board, I would like to list some of the greatest town accomplishments:

Assisted with the start of the Eby Creek roadway improvements and leaving the board with it almost done. It was 10 years in the planning and construction.

Assisted in accomplishing Broadway streetscape

Assisted in the new stage at Eagle Town Park and beautification of the park

Communication with the Gypsum Town Council

Part of the board negotiating the cost share agreement with Gypsum

Assisted the county and town in the effort to get the Eagle River Center built at the fairgrounds

Negotiation and financial pledge toward the Castle Peak Senior Center

Assisted in upper and lower water treatment plant

Was part of the first marketing committee

Watched Eagle lose a chamber of commerce, gain a One Eagle, and see a great chamber now

Condemnation on a small area, some 10 square feet, on Brush Creek Road for a new sidewalk (All we had to do was guarantee that the tree in that area would survive for at least three years. That tree is still alive and doing well. Thanks Stephanie for this.)

Assisted in relocation of the community gardens

Assisted in getting new tennis courts in the present location

Assisted in getting a BMX track

Assisted with the realignment of Brush Creek Road

Around to see our budget drop by around 30 percent then to 40 percent, loss of jobs for employees, but still keep town services working during that time

I am sure that I missed many items, but have had a great time here working for the great people of the town of Eagle and working with all the different board members that I served with. Thanks again town of Eagle for your years of support, friendship and trust.

Thank you to my family — Mary, Brittany, Sheree and Aaron.

Please come out and vote again for the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, W. Mikel “Pappy” Kerst, last name on the ballot, on Tuesday, May 6, at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink.

W. Mikel “Pappy” Kerst

Eagle Town Board 2004-14


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