To The Community:
On April 11, the Parks and Recreation Commission recommended to the Town Board of Trustees to further develop Bohn Park by upgrading some current facilities and equipment and by adding a new ball field. I am opposed to that portion of the recommendation relating to the construction of a new ball field and am requesting the BOT not approve it.
In direct contradiction of these clearly stated preferences, the PRC made its recommendation for the construction of a ball field.
In fact this proposed new ball field is intended to be used to attract out of town visitors. The PRC proposes funding its construction and operation with fees generated from tournaments designed to draw out of town teams. A staff prepared financial feasibility of such funding has been seen by the PRC, but has not been made available to the public.
Further, there is nothing quiet and peaceful about a ball field, nor can it be said that constructing a ball field is in keeping with the public’s desire for a more natural state with little development of facilities. In fact, this would indeed be a major development in Lyons’ open-space backyard.
The PRC claims this recommendation is simply in furtherance of the so-called “Master Plan” previously adopted by the BOT. My opposition remains. The Master Plan was apparently adopted in direct opposition to the clearly stated wishes of the public and should be revised.
If you agree with me, I would ask that you attend public the meeting(s) before the BOT and express your opinion; and voice that opposition directly to your Trustees.