I am writing this in response to the story headlined Durango mulls Goeglein rename (Herald, Nov. 21). I live on Goeglein, and I was not notified of any pending renaming.
City Manager Ron LeBlanc is in error. There are still descendants of the Goeglein family in the area.
This is a big inconvenience and financial burden to all the people who live on this road.
We will have to change several legal documents, several financial documents, property documents, drivers licenses, car registrations, personal credit cards, online accounts, and notify relatives and friends. Also, I will have to change the sign at the front of my property. I realize some of these tasks are required when a person moves. However, that is the individuals choice and is not forced by some governing body.
This change would also take away the character, heritage and uniqueness of Durango. Many towns have a College Drive; nothing special about that. The college is not what founded this town; it was the Goeglein family and others like them.
I own property on North Glenisle, and I have more trouble trying to explain where that is, and I also have to spell the name.
This action will also cost the city to expend taxpayers money with no value added. Also in the Herald (Nov. 24) is a story about how the city is in financial trouble. This illustrates the citys priorities are misaligned.
It is apparent that the high-priced public works people, city manager and City Council members could better serve the public by putting their efforts and taxpayers money on issues that have some benefit to the public such as repairing Goeglein Gulch Road between Jenkins Ranch Road and Hillcrest Drive.
There have been several wasteful attempts to repair the area by throwing asphalt in the holes.
Perhaps someone does not have enough to do in our city government.
This waste of time and money falls in the same category as trying to change the designation of U.S. Highway 160 West.
If there is further discuss on this matter, I would appreciate being included.
Wilma Sexton, Durango