Eagle town candidate Q&A: Glen Harakal
Age: 49 Resident of town 12 years, Bull Pasture subdivisionOccupation: Self-employed architect (Arriswest); numerous local projectsExperience: Volunteers extensively with Saint Marys Catholic Church; helped design Eagle Ranch playground.Education: Bachelor of architecture, Syracuse University
Harakal plays both violin and alto flute.
Traffic congestion and funding its solution. Favors a second Eagle River crossing.
Need more facts. Eagle needs more tax dollars, but can Eagle afford to be burdened with such a development if it fails? Decision needs to be balanced with other retail development in town.
Brush Creek Valley is part of a regional plan.Eagle has a limited amount of developable land. It’s appropriate for the area east of the ice rink to have development per the current zoning.
Sales tax usually the least objectionable source of revenue. Consider funding projects through municipal bonds. Increasing impact fees limits development needed to draw in more tax dollars.
Bellyache Road should remain open to motorized traffic. Many people in use that road for access to public lands. Road was there before the adjacent neighborhood.
Town has moved forward at a sensible pace; has begun to rebuild its infrastructure. Spent too much money and went overboard on Broadway landscape plan; but the improvements were welcome. Town Park refurbishment added sense of community.
I found the Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays signs to be luke-warm wishes to not offend anyone. Should have said Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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