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‘Cool’ plans ahead for ski hill

September 14, 2013

GLADSTONE — Upgrades at the ski hill in the Gladstone Sports Park may be on the horizon following action taken by the city commission during it meeting earlier this week....

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Sep-16-13 12:00 PM

Hey guys does this mean if someone has something better to do with the money they owe on property taxes they can go ahead a defer them?Do they think that liability is just going to get smaller on its own.Typical small town folks with big town appetites and its the people who will end up suffering in the end.

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Sep-14-13 9:02 PM

They have been using city water for years to make snow knowing that it is to warm & a failure. So when the 1st pond failed why did they not just sink a real well (the proper way)and be done with it???? Stupid is as stupid does. Why risk another pond? Drill a proper well now. Deep one.

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Sep-14-13 6:30 PM

Doesn't anyone from Gladstone remember the last time the City tried this lame idea? Their "pond" was a complete waste of time and money. The snow that it produced for the hill was brown, due to the high content of iron in the well water. The pond broke open numerous times and even flooded out the homes below the hill which resulted in the homeowners filing claims against the city for the damage that it did to their properties. If your child went sking or tubing on the "brown colored snow" hill, they came home with brown stains all over their ski pants and jackets. Also was any thought put into how this will effect the water for the homes that have wells right now? The commission needs to rethink this whole well/pond business before they waste anymore of the taxpayers money.

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Sep-14-13 8:00 AM

Soo, according to this article, they are drilling 4 wells, and the cost is $5,000 ea. Thus $20,000. And,there is no guarantee the drilled wells will be approved. For whatever reason. The reasons please? And what about the other costs? Certainly there will be more infrastructure costs than just drilling.

The same article further states:the commission has decided to not contribute money to their employee retirement liabilities, because: they "may need the money down the road".

Just a suggestion. Why not hold off on drilling the wells and pay down your liabilities?

Oh well, you never know, they could find gold, or oil?

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