Vail Daily’s View: Vail should build the West Vail fire station at long last
Vail, CO, Colorado
Nearly three long decades after a judge ordered Vail to build a West Vail fire station, the council has another opportunity to do the right thing.
Enough with heated streets, switching out art projects at Seibert Circle and pick your own choice of, well, frivolous spending choices when compared with good old, very boring, life and safety.
Seconds matter when a fire starts in a home, Dad has a heart attack or any number of other emergencies can happen in West Vail.
Insurance ratings matter for property owners in West Vail who have world-class everything, except fire department service.
Now the town finally has acquired the property, and the right decision has never been closer between the community-minded members of the council and the community itself understanding that choosing tourist convenience over life and safety is, frankly, foolish.
So how about the council commit to saving lives and commit to building and staffing the fire station?
Compared with the billions invested in tourists, most of it wise (but certainly not all), it’s time to build that fire station.
Well, it’s actually decades past time. Residents matter, too.
Vail Daily Editorial Board