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Tennis courts would make the city better

Susan Burleigh

Dear Editor,

I went to play tennis and of course all of the public courts in Glenwood were taken. We went to the Racquet Club and there were eight courts overgrown with weeds. A very kind gentleman told me to write the city. He informed me the city had had the opportunity to buy the Racquet Club, which boasts two pools, eight tennis courts, workout rooms and showers.

I ask, in what way does the city represent the community? Golf has limited usage.

I have wondered if the Community Center makes its operating expenses? I’ve also wondered how much ahead Glenwood would be if there was the tennis bubble, a pool and theater there with the opportunity to charge a much larger number in attendance then currently served.

Saturday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m. there were six cars in the parking lot. I also wonder how the ice rink operating expenses are met?

It could be me but it seems the City Council is great at supporting private enterprise, but how does that benefit the city either in income or community support?

I heard someone once say if you don’t like it, move. How about a paradigm shift? It is all the people in a city who make a city special, not a limited few. There should be a push to keep people, not the propensity to tell them to leave. The City Council should make that paradigm shift. They could be representative of the public at large, not the interest groups that keep the money in their own pockets.

Susan Burleigh

Glenwood Springs

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