Dear Summit County-
Last night I was in a School District meeting regarding moving the new 5th/6th grade school to the Ecker Hill campus. A citizen stood up and said that traffic already wasn’t great around Ecker Hill School and wondered what will happen when the another school is put at the location. The response from the School’s Master Planning Committee was that Summit County would have to figure that out.
I wasn’t aware that you had made any such promise, but I just want to personally thank you for standing up and agreeing to solve a problem that the School District has created. I can’t imagine fixing that will be easy, since it is a two lane road and much of the land is owned by private parties and the department of transportation, but I have faith in you. I know you are busy trying to stop gridlock on our main thoroughfares, and the fact that you are willing to fix a problem, that doesn’t even exist today, in addition to all those other issues you face, says wonders.
The joy you must have felt when the school board sat down with you in meeting after meeting, asking your opinion on where school expansion should take place, must have really made you feel included. Then when you suggested adding a school at the Ecker Hill Campus… I mean you must have suggested putting it there, right, or why would they have made that decision. And then having them follow your suggestion must make you proud to be part of something bigger than just yourself.
Frankly, I honestly can’t even fathom how you will approach this transportation issue, but I would guess some combination of buses, a tunnel through Canyons Resort, and hoverboards from Back to the future 2 will work.
I’m sure you are as excited to get to work on it as I am to see it get completed.
I wish you all the luck in the world.