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A reprint of an email from Kerry Arnold
Subject: Dog Park Meeting !! Monday, 1/14/08
It is that time again to show your support for the RELOCATION/REMOVAL of the dog park off of Newberry Lane. Thanks you so much for you support at the
last meeting, but this one is just as important if not more!
From what we have heard at this point the Parks and Rec Com has giving a proposal to City Council on several possible new locations for the park to be moved. Some of those may be considered residential areas (ex. Turner
Field) and those residents have already made it known that they will be there to object to that move (understandably so). I believe we all know that it should not be in a residential area! We definitely do not want to pass the problem onto someone else.
Although it does seem that City Council has heard and understands our concerns of why it needs moved off of Newberry Lane they may not be on the
same page with us on this needing to happen now.
Some of you may not be aware that we first approached Grant and Charlie a year ago December! If they continue to put this off we will be going through another soccer season (at Lookout Park which was to be a passive part with no organized sports) where people drop their dogs in the dog park and go enjoy their soccer games, along with the traffic jams on our once
quiet cul-de-sac street.
We have identified the problem. It is now time to fix it.
If there is not another suitable location in a nonresidential area for the park at this time then it needs to close. We can not continue to have this issue “tabled” while they continue to search for an appropriate location.
There has been more then enough time given to everyone involved and if a location has not been found then the park must close.
The key question from the meeting that has yet to be answered…Who approved the location on Newberry Lane to begin with?
Please do your best to attend the meeting on Monday, Jan 14,2008 at 7:00 in City Hall. Please bring your friends and neighbors bc you never know how or what might turn up on your street someday.
Thanks for your support,
Kerry Arnold & the many residents of Newberry Lane
Proposed dog park locations are listed below and on the attached document: Tega Dog Park Proposed Site Presentation
Niven’s Creek Landing
Trail Head Park
Police Department (Vacant lot to the right) Koala Park Linerieux Nature Trail
Please forward this e-mail to neighbors that would not want a dog park located near their home and ask them to attend the City Council Meeting at City hall on Monday, January 14th at 7:00 PM.