Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Vote to support Wood River Trail

    We have reviewed the reasons presented by the Blaine County Recreation District that support the immediate need to repair the Wood River Trail and we believe that this is the time for all of us to pitch in to give the bike path another 30 years of life.
    As one of the larger organizations in Blaine County with over 300 members active in all of its communities, the Sun Valley Board of Realtors has direct contact with the Wood River Trail, aka the bike path, every day.  In our daily pursuit of healthy recreation and exercise, we, like many county residents, have come to treat the bike path as both an indispensable lifestyle amenity for our families and a safe route for our kids to travel, away from busy streets.  With more than 350,000 users each year, the bike path is indeed part of our way of life.   
    The Wood River Trail is also part of our professional lives.   As Realtors, we service our communities by advising our clients about the things that impact the value of their homes. Without doubt, as a whole community amenity the Wood River Trail creates value for all homes in the valley.  Part- and full-time residents, both owners and renters, are highly interested in proximity to the bike path as it relates completely to their reasons for living here in the first place; the opportunity for enjoyable, safe and healthy outdoor recreation.  The Wood River Trail is a vital attraction and amenity and it increases property values, playing a significant role for both reasons in the economic well-being of Blaine County. 
    On May 21, please join us in voting yes in favor of the temporary levy that will make these needed repairs possible.
Dan Gorham
President, Sun Valley Board of Realtors, Ketchum

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