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March 22, 2014

Mayor won't commit to opening entire park

Park: Cost, possible return of crime are concerns


After listening to LeBlond, Barker and several other volunteers on Tuesday night, the council voted unanimously to support their request to ask the mayor to open the closed section of the park.

“There are very few places on the river to fish or launch a canoe,” Councilor William Ryan said. “This rest area is one of the city’s crown jewels. It’s a real asset.”

“We should let them bring the whole area back,” Councilor William Macek said. “We should do everything we can to help these people in exchange for the effort they are offering the city by taking care of this park. And we should do it time for all the beautiful flowers that are about to bloom over there.”

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