Gloria Ferris

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PUBLIC MEETING: December 17, 2012 About W.C. Reed Park

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Join your neighbors at St. Barbara’s  Church at 1505 Denison on December 17th at 6:30 pm to discuss the remediation and renovation of W.C. Reed Park. Previously, there had been series of meetings concerning the renovation and upgrading of the park.  Plans were made to create a walking trail, upgrade the playing fields, add a community garden for the Foster Point residents and the neighbors in close proximity, to move the baseball fields,and to eliminate the tennis courts although tennis is making a come back as a quality exercise.

Then, comes the environmental study which puts the brakes on the project.  Here is a photo of a letter that parents of Horizon Denison School received:      W.C. Reed Park 

Those of us who have lived in Brooklyn Centre are well aware that the park is landfill.  Many years ago, a ravine and stream were covered with debris from the Cleveland Transit System which owned the land.  I believe that resident’s of Barbarowa have said that when the Jennings freeway was constructed, the area was used for debris.

Lead and arsenic are mentioned as two substances found within four feet of the surface as are PAHs.  It turns out that all three are byproducts of the burning of fossil fuels-coal, tar, diesel fuel.

Certainly sounds to me that as a community we should be concerned with how this project and remediation will be handled since schoolchildren are in close proximity each day as are many of our neighbors plus we all know how the winds in this area pick up the dust so prevalent here and then,  swirl around us.

Please attend this important meeting.  Continue to show how we all care about the health of our community.

Written by Gloria Ferris

December 13th, 2012 at 9:43 am

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