Open space on very steep hillside |

Open space on very steep hillside

Dear Editor,

MidFirst Bank of Oklahoma City says there are 90 acres of public open space in their Red Feather Ridge annexation plan.

Seventeen acres are for a sidehill cemetery that the city must find money to build. Eighteen acres are for ballfields that the city must find money to build. Fifty-five acres, according to their own presentation to the city, are “private open space” owned by the homeowners association.

With the exception of a “floating 15-foot easement” for a trail, the homeowners can totally restrict public access if they so choose.

Eighteen of the homeowners’ acres are on an extremely steep hillside that falls off from the home sites to Airport Road. I guess their ad designer thought it was better to not mention these points.

The developers of Red Feather Ridge keep moaning about the number of meetings and amount of public input that went into their plan. We need to remember that even City Council turned them down twice and the public input was overwhelmingly against the plan. Four out of seven city council members eventually decided to ignore that input.

Vote “no” on the annexation of Red Feather Ridge.

Jim Hawkins

Glenwood Springs

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