Letter: Crown Mountain Rec Center — for community health | PostIndependent.com

Letter: Crown Mountain Rec Center — for community health

Organized cultures and communities create, protect, and insure institutions for the public good, among them being schools, police, fire, hospitals, medical centers and recreation centers.

As we all know, any issue that will raise or lower taxes brings up the same arguments. Spend the money on “this” or spend it on “that.” And yes, good arguments can be made for “this” or “that” but we have not satisfied the public’s need for a new recreation center. This is the time for the public to pitch in for the new recreation center here in the Roaring Fork midvalley. It’s location, location, location on the new RFTA BRT — in the center of the Roaring Fork Valley, 20 miles from Glenwood Springs and Aspen.

This is not about money, or a few individuals, or your favorite indoor or outdoor exercise, your pocket book or luxury, it’s about our community’s health.

This new recreation center is not about a tax increase, it’s about a healthy first-class community.

Organized physical fitness will reach many in our community, prevent many diseases, substantially improve our community’s health, and improve our community’s mental health.

We put the public’s money into schools for our children’s education, police and fire for our community’s physical safety and protection, and hospitals for community’s health care.

We must now put the public’s money into a new recreation center for our community’s physical fitness and health.

Sometimes you just have to think of the greater good of the community.

Jay Leavitt

Missouri Heights

Eagle County

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