Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Marshal's Office at Town Trailhead ???

At a recent Town Council meeting, the possibility of locating a building to house the Winthrop Marshal’s Office at the Town Trailhead parking lot was discussed in relation to a grant and loan opportunity available to the Town. This discussion and a subsequent article in Methow Valley News has led to numerous comments and feedback from those concerned about this possibility. Due to some of the concerns expressed, we agree that this site would not be an appropriate location for a new Marshal’s Office building. We will most likely continue to pursue the grant and loan opportunity, but will seek a different site for a new Winthrop Marshal’s Office building. We appreciate all of the immediate feedback on this issue. It is much better to hear from folks early when we are on the wrong course than at the end when everything is nearly finalized. Sometimes the appeal of a simple solution to a difficult challenge blinds us to some of the unintended effects of our solution. Thanks for keeping us on the course that our community desires.

Dave Acheson
Mayor of Winthrop