Tuesday, October 02, 2012
Will Mayor Ireton Ask Nice?
That being said, Debbie Campbell delivered a proposal last night that, (for those interested) will blow you away. Directly behind the Manufacturing Company next door to the Civic Center is a 6 acre parcel absolutely perfect for this Skate Park. There's a catch, it's owned by the County. Mind you, the property is in the City limits, which qualifies the project grants.
However, the Mayor needs to go to Rick Pollitt and ask if they'd be willing to gift the property to the City and or partner with the City on the project. From the looks of Ireton's reaction to this great idea, he didn't look like he'd try very hard to encourage the County to work with the City.
There is no better location than this property. It's centrally located and very close to the other location that truly won't work. Debbie Stam seemed bothered about the fact that there may be yet another change to the DNR Grant but quite frankly, do it right or don't do it at all. She wanted to remind every one that this has been 5 years in the making but I'd like to remind Debbie that subjecting home owners to a Skate Park directly across from their homes, (the biggest investment of their lives) is simply unreasonable.
Expanding to a 6 acre location completely out of the way, yet centrally located is the answer. Hopefully Mayor Ireton rethinks this whole thing and realizes just because Debbie Campbell proposed it doesn't mean he should hurt the skaters because of his differences with her personally.
at 10/02/2012 01:07:00 PM