Monthly Archives: May 2018

0338_Honoring those that served bravely and sacrificed much – A Timeless Memorial Day Message from Billy Graham (1955)

Donna Jack
May 30, 2018

Link to Billy Graham’s message honoring our fallen soldiers:  https://billygraham.org/story/a-timeless-billy-graham-message-for-memorial-day/

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An old-fashioned Memorial Day

Both of our fathers served in the military in WWII. My husband’s father continued in the service until he retired.  One of our sons was in the Army, and our youngest son is currently an officer in the Navy.  Our son who is not in the military makes contributions to the safety and effectiveness of our troops through his research (he is a college professor).

Each Memorial Day my husband and I try to visit a little farming community in Nebraska, where my husband’s parents were born, and where some of our family and friends still live.

This Memorial Day, we were at the Tekamah cemetery for the 8:00 service.  There we paid tribute to the military men and women who gave their lives for our country. Continue reading

0337_Contact our County Commissioners & ask them to vote against creation of ELID (Evergreen Local Improvement District) on May 22, 2018. ELID’s FIRST sales tax would be a 22% increase. Don’t make Evergreen another Denver

Donna Jack
May 7, 2018

Most people in Evergreen are Happy Living Here

Most people in Evergreen are happy with Evergreen — they don’t want the proposed  ELID changes.

A local Evergreen group (No2ELID) is trying to help us stop the creation of a new Improvement District in the Evergreen area.  The latest No2ELID flier: is attached.

We can get services without the expense and tax burden
of ELID — and without their deciding for us what we need.

As is pointed out by No2ELID, many of the changes that ELID proposed to make, are things that Jefferson County or Denver can cover using our current tax level.  Many of the “needs” that ELID supporters’ originally said they had to provide for us, were already completed last year, or have since been completed under our current level of taxation.

Linked is a flier with information showing we do not need a local improvement district (LID) in Evergreen:  No2ELID flier_2018-05-06  [printer friendly]  Also linked is a chart with proposed expenses.

The people pushing ELID have not been seeking what
the community wants — they are pushing their agenda.

The proponents of ELID (Evergreen Local Improvement District) want it placed on the ballot this November.  Their presentations are slick, and they keep adjusting them as they go along.  Public input has NOT been sought by them.  They use the Delphi method.   They showed their true colors by eliminating any “public” questions or input.  See Blog 0234 on this website to learn about one of their “community input” meetings last year.

Blog 0234  reports on how unwilling Dean Dalvit was to engage the community to find out what people really wanted and didn’t want.   He silenced everyone, saying they could ask questions after his presentation.  Then when he ended the presentation, he immediately went off stage.  People could only talk with him outside the view of the audience.

He and his group are railroading this Evergreen Local Improvement District through our community. Continue reading