It’s a start, but there’s a lot more to do. I was delighted by the initial public reaction to our concept for a new fire station.
Highlights include: 1) four drive-thru bays; 2) a central location with easy access to the main arteries of Hwy 75, Saddle Road, and Warm Springs Road; 3) located on city-owned property saving expenditure on land purchase costs; 4) room for 170 parking spaces even if the YMCA expands to the limit of its leased area. This is more than the 150 spaces requested by the YMCA. Click here for the fire-house concept diagram and for a full recap on all that we presented at the Fair on the Square click here.
Next step, an Open House on the Fire Bond. On June 25, we will host an Open House at City Hall to give more detail on the proposed fire station. This will include draft floor plans, estimated costs and a timeline on the bond process. We hope it will be helpful and look forward to your feedback, so please stop by at either noon or 5pm.
Welcome E-bikes. We have passed a new ordinance that allows e-bikes (and other e-vehicles) on the bike paths in Ketchum. Note that there are limitations on the vehicles' permitted power and speed. As always, the most important aspect is to be considerate and respectful to other users of the bike path. We are all sharing the path and its success depends on us all.
Celebrate the summer solstice. Come to Town Square at 5pm on Friday, June 21 and see artists Bread and Circus kick off the summer season. I am expecting quite a gathering as the folks from Outerbike (the premier mountain-bike demo experience) will be in town.
Hope you are getting out there and enjoying the long days!