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Opinion | Letter: Thank you to Fraser

I am writing to thank the Town Council and staff of Fraser for taking a leadership role that I applaud. Seldom do I hear a governmental agency talk about sustainability and even more seldom do I see action come out of the conversation. In Fraser, government is being done differently and we need to thank them for a job well done.

Anyone who has helped Trout Unlimited with a river clean up near Safeway or helped the Lions Club clean up their fishing ponds knows what a serious environmental issue plastic bags are. I am very impressed that Fraser’s Town Board and staff are addressing this environmental problem. Bringing cloth bags shopping is a simple change of habit that will pay off for generations to come. I hope that everyone will support this effort next April when the new law takes effect.

Fraser has also taken a leadership role in solving the second home trash dilemma. It used to be that people leaving after the weekend were forced to leave their trash out at the curb until it was picked up on Tuesday. This afforded bears, dogs and ravens a chance to dine from a quality food source but caused tremendous animosity with year round residence. Thanks to the Drop, second home owners can now dispose of their trash on weekends. Thank you Fraser for helping to solve this problem for all residents in East Grand County.

As a Lions member I also need to thank the leadership in Fraser for the investment that they are making in the Lions Pond area of their park. At the time that we built the wheelchair accessible dock this was the only amenity in the park that a wheelchair could access. Thanks to the new path system that Fraser has invested in, all of the Lions Pond area is wheelchair accessible.

When I was a teenager, the only public art in Fraser was window soaping on Halloween. I am so proud of Fraser for all of their public art, from dressed up sheds, to artistic bus stops and benches and especially for the fine art bronze sculptures now on display. Thank you Fraser for showing this kind of class.

Serving on a town Board doesn’t come with many thanks for a job well done but Fraser’s Board and staff deserve some thanks. More government entities need to take sustainability to heart and Fraser is setting a good example to follow. When you run into a town Council member or staff member in Fraser, please let them know that you appreciate the difference that they are making.

Kirk Klancke, Grand County


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