There are many pressing needs | Letter to the editor

Posted 9/24/21

Brian Kelly’s report on the Sims Way tree corridor project expects a combined cost of $2 million on this work and strong public pushback as well.

Why spend millions on taking beautiful trees …

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There are many pressing needs | Letter to the editor

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Brian Kelly’s report on the Sims Way tree corridor project expects a combined cost of $2 million on this work and strong public pushback as well.

Why spend millions on taking beautiful trees down and putting utility poles underground — utility poles not really visible due to the trees? Perhaps a real danger exists from power lines and trees but some less costly mitigation should be considered.

There exist many pressing infrastructure needs which are highly visible. For example, on Taft Street, that portion heading to the dog park on Hudson appears third worldly in its disrepair.

Many other road surfaces in similar condition need attention before spending money to remediate the utility pole situation and trees on Sims Way.

Let’s consider road resurfacing needs first or in concert with a Sims Way “beautification project.”

Dr. Thomas Micka and Sandra Burkett
PORT TOWNSEND

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