Vail Daily letter: Congratulations |

Vail Daily letter: Congratulations

Vail Daily
Vail, CO Colorado

I would like to thank the people who took the time to participate in the voting process on May 4. I missed getting elected to serve on the Eagle River Fire Protection District Board by the slimmest of margins. But the people have spoken, and I have accepted the results of the election.

I would like to remind everyone of the challenging times facing the current board members. The property values in the county are moving to reflect what the economy has been showing us all in the past year. The taxes collected by every district, including the fire protection district, will also reflect those changes and the budgets of each district will be adjusting.

I would like to encourage everyone to support the board members as they work to maintain the current staffing levels and protection services to stay within the new budget constraints. It is going to be a difficult job with some tough decisions, but I know they will work hard to find the best solutions.

In closing, I would like to congratulate Jon McCaulley and Michael Gallagher in their respective wins. I wish them, the rest of the board and the entire staff of Eagle River Fire Protection District all the best in the coming years. I know everyone will work diligently to protect the citizens of the district.

Al Bosworth, Edwards

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