Silt citizen survey gets down and dirty
A citizen survey inserted as a flyer in Friday’s Glenwood Springs Post Independent asks hard-nosed questions about how well Silt’s administration and elected officials are running the town, including such bombs as:-Are you satisfied with the current mayor’s job performance?-Do you feel he should remain in office?Silt Mayor John Evans was not available for comment.Silt Trustee Shirley Hodges said she has not seen the survey, which Mesa View resident Shannon Bailey has already circulated on the street, but admits the town has some problems with its water system.”We’re trying to deal with it,” Hodges said. “We know we need another plant, and we’re working on how to get it.”Bailey, who is distributing the survey under the group name Concerned Citizens of Silt, said there are three main issues:-Problems with water, especially the irrigation water delivery system.-The town’s appearance.-What happens to town building fees.Her survey questions include:-Do you believe the mayor, town administrator, community development director (town planner) and building inspector are supposed to be concerned with the town’s well being?-What recent decision(s), if any, has the Board of Trustees made that you disagree with?-Have you experienced any problems or inconveniences recently? If so, please explain.Bailey said the survey could result in recall petitions being filed against sitting trustees, and that replacement candidates are willing to run.Bailey said she will collect the surveys at residences July 22-24, and they can also be dropped off at Bailey Garage Doors, 2116 Horseshoe Trail, No. 16.When asked if a third party or neutral person will help her compile the results, Bailey chuckled and said, “It’s hard to find a neutral party.”
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