Vail Daily letter: ‘No’ on Skier Building |

Vail Daily letter: ‘No’ on Skier Building

My name is Kelly Smith and I have been a proud member of the Avon community for several years. I live here, work here and chose to have children here. I love the community I live in.

However, I am embarrassed and frustrated with the happenings around town, in particular the Avon Recreation Center and the misuse of taxpayer funds on the Skier Building. I can’t say enough good things about the staff working there. However, this fall they decided to cut the child care program. We were never really told why, other than this coincided with the “improvements” made to the workout area. Like many other busy moms and dads, I relied on that program to take part in Avon Recreation Center classes and fitness programs.

Because of this cut, I won’t renew my membership. I know I am not alone here.

Sure, the workout space is bigger as is the weight-lifting area, but what about the pool? The slides and animal fountains are run down and falling apart. As a mother with young children, it would be nice to have a suitable place to take them when the weather is cold. My eldest loves the pool, but I shouldn’t worry about her getting hurt. So my question is, where did the improvements go? The fresh coat of paint in the locker rooms is nice but not that costly of a project.

If the town of Avon has money to spend on the Skier Building, they surely have money to spend on improving a community center for the growing families in this town.

Just vote ‘no’ to the Skier Building because it is a waste of taxpayer money. We have more important places to invest our money — in the Recreation Center and in our children.

Kelly Smith


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