Members of the Keystone Parkway improvement district say they are reducing the overall scope of their proposal
The proposed Keystone Parkway Public Improvement District has been a discussion topic over the last few months. This discussion about making improvements to our community through the Highway 6 corridor has ranged from positive excitement to some opposition. The team involved in creating the proposal has worked hard to inform the Keystone community through public meetings, HOA meetings, newsletters, and email blasts. The next step is for the Summit County Commissioners to rule that this should be placed on the November Ballot for the voters to make the final decision.
Keystone is a small community and we have attempted to listen to those concerned about the overall scope, cost/tax impact, water usage, and year round appeal of any improvements. We want our neighbors to know that we have heard your concerns. We were also asked by the Summit County Board of Commissioners to consider our neighbor’s concerns. It is our judgment at this time that we should take a more prudent approach to this project.
Therefore in the spirit of cooperation, we have decided to make the following changes to the proposed Keystone Parkway Public Improvement District Proposal:
- Reduce the overall scope/cost of the project by 50%. This would focus on median refurbishment rather than reconstruction. The Four corners stop light area would remain a priority.
- Conserve water by eliminating the vast majority of grass areas and substituting appropriate mountain theme material coupled with drip vs. current spray system. Add seasonal planters in strategic locations instead of annual plantings.
- Reduce the annual mil levy from “not to exceed 4 mils” to “not to exceed 2 mils”. This would reduce the tax amount on $100,000 actual value from $32 to $16 annually.
The original intent of this project was and still is honorable and sincere in wanting to improve our community. We hope those opposed to placing this on the November ballot will join us in this compromise position.
~Signed, The Keystone Parkway Public Improvement District Committee