Kerry Arnold who lives on Newberry Lane near the dog park wrote a detailed comment to my post titled “Does Tega Cay Need 2 Dog Parks?” I thought her comment was worth a post rather than just a comment to another post. Here is what Kerry wrote.
Thank you Scott for your take on the meeting. I think we are all still in disbelief and shock from what came out of the meeting last night. It has always been everyones understanding that the Dog Park would be moved/relocated, never a second one added? Hopefully the residents of Tega Cay/Newberry Lane have been put off for the last time . (more info to come)
First some members of council said the current park couldn’t close bc there was no place to move the park-locations were researched and presented bringing on the “not in my backyard meeting”.
The next meeting was started with “there is no money to move the park” (do note that that was not ever mentioned before-just the opposite and I quote “you find a place and we’ll move it”.
Now after 14 months of talking about this, City Council is presented with a WIN WIN plan: a park in a non residential area, NO COST to the city to be moved/installed-road, parking and fenced in park, and we find ourself still w/o a closing date for the park on Newberry Ln. What happened here?
I expect an even stronger turn out at the next meeting and actions to take place long before before that date even arrives.
Big town politics just hit us in small town Tega Cay. What is left to believe in when the dogs are more important then the safety of our children and the quality of life of the city residents? Thanks for listening.
Your comments are welcomed below.