While we understand that Tim Wolf (Letters, Herald, June 17) does not want the Animas River Trail on the side of the tracks that is some distance from his home, that is not an excuse to disparage Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz. Many more than a half-dozen mobile home park residents have stated their concerns about the trail alignment, and none has supported Tim Wolfs position. In fact, there is overwhelming opposition to Wolfs position by residents of the 122 homes in the park.
City staff and the Open Space and Trails Advisory Board have listened to many hours of public statements, including Wolfs, and have been advised by an independent professional consultant in coming to their conclusion. The board made its decision based on the best place for the trail and trail experience because it hopes the trail will be there for 100 years. A disagreement by Wolf should not lead to false accusations leveled at city staff or unfair criticism of the advisory board.
Ted and Wilma Cooper, Animas Park for Mobile Homes, Durango