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Wednesday, April 14, 2010: 8:27 am
More from abathar
The trail, generally, comes to within 15 feet of Baughman’s property, but at one point is within six feet, Baughman said. The trail is within 35 feet of Abbott’s acreage.
Oh good grief, put up a privacy fence if you're worried about walkers on a trail. You bought a house with known property lines then you whine when something changes over time outside them, complaining about something you don't own.
I can think of a whole lot worse things that a neighbor could do on his property next to you than a walking trail. Either deal with it or move, more people want the trail than don't so stop whining about it.
|I am watching you|
Wednesday, April 14, 2010: 11:24 am
More from I am watching you
|I can understand how these ladies feel. When you buy a property several years ago with the natural privacy the park allows, you enjoy that. But knowing that sexual activity has been taking place just across your property line is not a comfortable feeling. Having a trail within 6 feet of your house would not be comfortable either. Your sense of privacy disappears. Maybe you like having people looking into your windows seeing have you have in your home, or watching what your doing. Personally I don't! I would not want someone I don't know looking into my house. How am I to know whether they could be checking out what I own to come back at a later time to break in and steal what I have worked so hard for over the years, as what has happened to one lady. Would you like to look out your window and see 2 people engaging in sexual act? I doubt you would. These are legitimate concerns and the park board should be made aware. As for the complaints about the sexual activity, shame on the police for not patroling the area more closely.|
Wednesday, April 14, 2010: 12:30 pm
More from Reality Check
|By a blindfold or a shotgun. Problem solved.|
Wednesday, April 14, 2010: 2:12 pm
More from Artie Alum
|God forbid that there be any type of progress, as far as recreational facility developments, in this community. It is sad that there isn't more being done to develop our park and youth sports facilities.|
If we're not going to utilize the existing park, why not build one in another location in close proximity to town. There is definitely a need. The big question is, do we have the financial resources to make it happen. All one has to do it go to MJFL, Lil Arties, Artesian LL and see that there would be support.
I would gladly donate towards this endeavor, but I've never even been asked.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010: 2:51 pm
More from nobodyimportant
|That area of the park has been frequented by teenagers for a variety of reasons including drug deals. Having spent some time at the park lake observing the coming and going back there, I can attest to the strong possibility of this. Those neighbors will now be safer, with foot traffic by park visitors out for a stroll. They should be thanking the City rather than complaining.|
|Give Me A Break|
Wednesday, April 14, 2010: 3:59 pm
More from Give Me A Break
|Artie Alum: I absolutely agree with you but your suggestion that we open another park "in close proximity to town", leaves me with a big-HUH? We're already talking about the CITY Park which is in the corporate CITY limits? We don't need another CITY Park, we need people like this current group of gracious volunteers who just want to make a City treasure, even better. Nobody "asked" this group-they stepped up with a common interest (hiking and health) and volunteered to do this clean up. Now, we get griping Senior Citizens who don't want anybody close to their houses....|
Wednesday, April 14, 2010: 4:21 pm
More from Artie Alum
|GMAB: Point taken. Our current city park just doesn't have the room to put in ball fields or gyms or whatever type facilities we need. Don't get me wrong, I have many fond memories of the park and spent quite a bit of my time there as a youth. There just isn't enough room for any type of expansion and have enough room for parking, etc. |
I don't know the best solution or location for those things, I just know there isn't enough room for baseball, football or soccer fields in that location. So, the only other option is to find a different location.
On a related note, I am also one of those volunteers that commits a large majority of my time working with youth, coaching and teaching baseball and basketball. What I meant by being "asked", was reference to being solicited for support for this type of development. How is that supposed to be initiated? Door-to-Door petitioning, phone calls, through increased taxes? I don't know. I just know that I would support it both financially and through physical labor.
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