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Letter To The Editor: Response To Splash Pad Debate

on March 29, 2017 - 10:14am
By LAUREN GRIFFITH
Los Alamos
 
I wanted to respond with a different perspective to the Splash Pad project proposal than that of the letter recently sent in by Martha Jones (link).
  • While I do agree that as a taxpayer in town, it would be nice to have a say in how money is spent, I have to disagree with her assertions that this is a bad idea for the following reasons:
  • Cost - the grand total for this project is $720,000 with a $36,000 per year maintenance cost ($3,000 per month). When compared with the other projects the County is looking at, this is extremely low.
  • Ms.

Letter To The Editor: Outreach, Not Ads

on March 29, 2017 - 7:23am
By DAVID NORTH
Los Alamos

At first sight, the new sign and banner at the White Rock library provoked the thought “nice ads”. Bond supporters really upped their game!

Wrong.

Further inspection revealed no advocacy -- just the county logo. Turns out they aren't ads at all, but part of a $35,000 “outreach” campaign funded by the county. This is apparently normal, if a bit upscale.

The last time a similar election was held in 2011 -- for a leisure pool -- the county devoted $18,000 for outreach, though at that time it was dubbed “public information costs”. The idea?

On The Job In Los Alamos: County HR Division Staff

on March 29, 2017 - 7:23am

On The Job In Los Alamos: Most of the Los Alamos County Human Resources staff Monday at their office inside the Municipal Building, from left, Elanda N. King, Ellen Skaggs, HR Deputy Manager Ed McDaris, Rosabella Romero, Kat Brophy and Valerie Aghaei Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: Splash Pad Bad Idea

on March 29, 2017 - 7:09am
By MARTHA JONES
Los Alamos

I just read in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link) that the County Council is considering building a splash pad park in White Rock. My initial response was “Boy the County can’t wait to spend our tax dollars on nonsense once again.” The worse part of it is that they want to borrow more money to get this project and others done. It seems to me that we haven’t learned anything from watching our national government take us the citizens into debt that could possibly collapse our economy.

Do you realize that the splash pad area is such a bad idea and let me share the

P&Z To Hear Subdivision Plat Plan Wednesday

on March 28, 2017 - 5:13pm
The Los Alamos Public Schools Administrative Office is to the west of the proposed subdivision. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
The Smart House is located on one of the lots in the proposed subdivision. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County is asking the Planning and Zoning Commission to approve a preliminary subdivision plat to divide two existing lots on 20th Street south of Trinity Drive into six new lots. A public hearing on the plat is slated for 5:30 p.m., Wednesday in the Council Chambers in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.

County Installs Safety Improvements At Rose/Nectar And Bathtub Row Intersection

on March 28, 2017 - 2:30pm

In an effort to enhance safety, the Los Alamos County Traffic Division has installed new stop signs and guidance posts and devices at the intersection of Rose/Nectar and Bathtub Row. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

View of newly installed stop sign and safety devices at 22nd and Rose Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

View of newly installed stop sign at Peach Street and Rose Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Public Works Director Philo Shelton Briefs Kiwanians On Upcoming Recreation Bond Election

on March 28, 2017 - 11:16am
Philo Shelton briefs Kiwanians on the upcoming bond election. Courtesy photo
 
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Puzzled by all the discussion and promotion about an upcoming Los Alamos County bond election on potential recreation projects? Signs are popping all over the County again. Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton—who is also Second Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos—gave the club a briefing early this year on an election that the County Council is planning in May.

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