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Re: Whitlock Cordage Interrupted?
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i passed by lafayette park today and was amazed to see that work had resumed on whitlock cordage, or at least part of it. any more news?

http://lafayetteloftsjc.com/
No new work has not started on Whitlock, what you saw is a separate owner and developer within the 6 acre property, who is in the process of renovating his building. There's a rumor that the city and state have come to an agreement with a developer to complete the original project.

Posted on: 8/21 20:00
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Re: Battello's Closing 9/15 Until 2018 - Events Canceled
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All Boat owners were also notified that we had to vacate our slips by next Wednesday, when the marine will close permanently. Any bets that Lefrak will use this opportunity to build additional residential units on the site?

Posted on: 8/10 17:45
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Re: You know you're a JC old-timer if you remember...
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Old-timers will remember JClist without Yvonne's banter on certain topics !
Ah yes, but we had Rabbit Rabbit.

Posted on: 5/8 21:31
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Re: Main Library - reopening on May 1...
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And the work goes on.
Now it's window replacement.
You should live up against a common wall, the last five years have been a bit of a nightmare.

Posted on: 4/26 21:15
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Re: Did you know the City Council is required at (Open Public Meeting Act) Caucus allow public to speak
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bodhipooh, the way I read it, paig55 is correct. That section states you may not be able to have input during the initial discussion, but must be allowed to speak before the meeting is over, if a member of the public "feels may be of concern...."

“The right to attend a public meeting does not necessarily include a right to comment or participate. Most public bodies in New Jersey may decide for themselves whether to allow public participation and may impose rules limiting or regulating participation.

The governing bodies of municipal government, HOWEVER, must set aside a portion of EVERY meeting, the length of which is determined by the municipal body, for public comment on any governmental issue that a member of the public "feels may be of concern to the residents of the municipality." N.J. Stat. § 10:4-12(a)."

Unless a caucus is not a "governing body", or is a closed meeting, we should be able to comment.

Posted on: 3/19 15:12
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Re: Gardeners in Jersey City, I have questions...
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Does anyone have any suggestion for a grass / ground cover plant that would grow with minimal light?

We have some brown space under some of our back-yard trees that I'd like to cover up, but the minimal light makes it challenging.


Ajuga, aka bugleweed. Sweet woodruff.
In Van Vorst Park we also use Lamium, which has a beautiful leaf, purple flowers, and quickly spreads, and Liriope " John Burch, which is green/white variegated, and also has purple flowers. I would recommend Wayside Gardens, White Flower Farm, or Spring Hill as catalog sources.

Posted on: 2/22 16:44
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Re: Nimbus named one of "best performances of 2016" - Huff Post
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Congrats to the Pott family, and their dance company, who stuck it out for all these years in Jersey City, and finally, is getting well deserved acknowledgment for the quality of their work.

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Posted on: 1/4 21:43
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Re: Vote YES for 2 city questions
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Question #2 is a non-binding referendum, which means the City is gauging residents’ willingness to pay a small amount of money directed specifically to improve our parks & public spaces & preserve our historic sites. If it passes, an ordinance will need to be written and it goes before the council and the public. At that time we can include specific wording to address a variety of issues such as: the establishment of an advisory committee and their role, abated properties contributing to the open trust fund going forward, and what will be eligible for funding (perhaps maintenance is excluded because it should be a line item already included in the budget). As stated by Laura Skolar (president of the Jersey City Parks Coalition) letter to the editor, we are fortunate that we have an effective & successful model in the Hudson County OSTF.

The Parks Coalition advocated for this because we feel it will help to bridge a gap sorely needed to upgrade & increase our parkland and bring additional funding sources to the City. While the timing may not be great due to the uncertainty of the impending reval, there could be possible dollar ceiling proposed or something similar crafted in the ordinance.

We still feel strongly that voting YES for Question # 2 is the right thing to do. Thanks & happy voting!

Posted on: 2016/11/7 22:46
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Re: Vote No for 2 city questions
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The Jersey City Parks Coalition has advocated for the creation of a Municipal Open Space, Recreation and Historic Property Preservation Fund to create dedicated funding for our municipal parks, open spaces and preservation of our historic resources. It is a non-binding referendum which means the City is gauging the residents’ willingness to pay a small amount of money directed specifically to improve, repair, develop and acquire open space and parks and the preservation of historic structures.
JERSEY CITY PUBLIC QUESTION 2
ESTABLISHMENT OF A LOCAL OPEN SPACE TRUST FUND
Should the Municipal Council of the City of Jersey City establish a Municipal Open Space, Recreation and Historic Property Preservation Fund, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:12-15.7 to be funded at a rate not to exceed $0.02 per $100 of assessed valuation of each annual tax levy commencing with the first tax quarter for calendar year 2017 and used exclusively for the acquisition, development and maintenance of lands for recreation, conservation and historic purposes?
Much like what’s being proposed here, Hudson County voters approved a countywide open space trust fund in 2003 that is expected to bring in $20 million this year (that tax is one cent per $100 of assessed value). In Jersey City, the fund was used to expand Boyd McGuiness Park, rehabilitate soccer fields at Caven Point, fund the creation of Berry Lane Park and more.
Over the last 10 years numerous Coalition Projects were funded through HC Open Space Funding bringing over $500,000 of improvements to these Jersey City parks and historic sites:
Historic – Pershing Field: The America Triumphant statue and the Fourth Regiment Arch were restored
Parks – Van Vorst Park: Children’s Sprayground in conjunction with Green Acres Funding
Historic – The Historic Harsimus Cemetery: Preservation of the Gate Keepers home/structure
Parks – Village Park: The full rehabilitation of the abandoned First Street Park
Since 1988, the United States has seen 2,524 ballot initiatives approving new taxes for open space, according to the Trust for Public Land. 1,902 have passed. As of last November, voters have approved open space trust funds in 237 New Jersey municipalities and all 21 counties. The only municipality in Hudson County with its own open space trust fund is Hoboken, approved by voters in 2007. The ballot initiative was passed 62 to 38 percent. The two-cents-per-$100 tax led to an expected $2.24 million this year.
To levy the tax after voters have approved a ballot question, the county or municipal governing body must adopt an ordinance that establishes the dedicated tax, sets up a separate trust fund to hold the tax proceeds, and states the purposes for which they may be used, as proposed in the ballot question. Full public disclosure and a review of all expenditures would be required and only used for identified purposes. Another advantage would be that the City becomes eligible for a greater match of funds through the State Green Acres program and other public & private sources maximizing the City’s investment.
A YES vote assures that in the future old and dying trees in our parks will be readily replaced, park equipment will be repaired quickly and updated periodically, parks will be kept safe and usable for everyone. There will even be funds available for historic preservation of significant Jersey City structures and sites. It’s up to you. Make certain to vote on November 8th and let’s keep Jersey City parks and historic sites the best they can be for many future generations.

Posted on: 2016/11/4 16:56
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Re: Trees for the future....
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Only in JC where one third of the population who live in tax abated buildings will vote to raise the taxes on the remaining 2/3 of the population. NOT one person in any tax abated building will an increase in rents/taxes if this goes through. The 1/3 figure in in the "friendly budget" on the municipal end and in the county figures.


Huh?
Although confusingly presented, Yvonne has a valid point (oh my). This tax will be voted on by tax abated property owners as well, who, if they vote in the affirmative, will not see an increase in their taxes because they are protected from that increase. Only non-abated properties will be subject to the tax.

Posted on: 2016/11/2 23:01
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Re: Trees for the future....
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dt jcview, apparently you are assuming that our (JCPC) initiative is being done in conjunction with the EC’s report; it is not. The report was used as a wake up call to the deficit in Jersey City’s tree canopy, and we decided to try to be part of the solution.

This is an ongoing objective of our non-profit, to address quality of life issues in small and large ways by engaging the public in improving their surroundings, and at the same time helping the environment. Before any goals were announced, we meet with the group in Manhattan that planted one million trees in the last 8 years, to find best practices to insure survivability of the newly planted trees, how they engaged the public, raised funds, and established a maintenance program.

The initial goal of 2,020 trees by 2020 was selected as what we thought could be successfully funded and maintained by our organization. Once the city agreed to be part of our initiative, that number was increased to 5,000, with matching funding from the city. We have since received grants of $300,000, $5,000, and $25,000.

We consulted with the NJ Tree Foundation, Rutgers, NJCU, certified arborists, PSEG, and multiple mid-sized cities in the U.S. that have successful tree programs. We meet with the administration and its Public
Works Department on a regular basis to review tree selection, planting practices, and proper follow up maintenance. There are on-going discussions to set up a citywide tree care program by the city, map out our entire canopy, and identify the variety and condition of each tree, and to establish a volunteer “Tree Lovers Crew” (“TLC”) to supplement the care of existing trees.

Again, if you go to the JCPC’s website: jcparks.org, you will get a full picture of who we are and what goals we are trying to accomplish. It’s not the number of trees planted that is of most importance to us, it’s the proper tree, survival, enlarged tree pits, pervious surfaces, rain gardens, proper locations, and making the public aware of what they can do to improve their surroundings.

Planting 5,000 new trees will only increase the canopy by about 3%, but it’s a start where there wasn’t one before, As a private citizen (not as a JCPC member), I can ask that voters support the Open Space Referendum on the Nov. 8th ballot, which would greatly increase the ability to reach the goal of 35% canopy coverage.

Since you have such concerns, feel free to help us with our program instead of trying to negate our efforts.

-parkman

Posted on: 2016/11/2 22:53
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Re: Trees for the future....
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http://www.gicinc.org/PDFs/Jersey_City_Report.pdf



Planting trees on city streets, with no plan, is idiocy. Let's have REAL plans, and not just numbers.



This kind of reply is why I'm reluctant to post here. Read my paragraphs 3 and 7, survival is a priority within our initiative.

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Posted on: 2016/10/30 23:47
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Re: Trees for the future....
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You should do a search in this forum, as I remember similar threads in which this very topic was discussed. If I recall correctly, I think parkman, brewster, and perhaps tommyc_37, had a lot of good information on trees suitable for urban planting,
Lately I don’t respond to posts on the list because they tend to lean toward the negative, however, this subject is worth trying to present the positive.

To provide some background, while I was a member of the JC Environmental Commission, my goal was to establish a Shade Tree Commission, which at the time, the then administration was not willing to constitute (it’s a long story). However, during that term, a Tree Committee was formed, which evaluated the then existing tree selection for street trees planted in Jersey City, and started, then completed, a tree canopy study of our city wide coverage.

It was determined that we only had a17% coverage, including Liberty State Park, which ideally should be 40% for a city our size. At the same time, the Jersey City Parks Coalition (JCPC), which had planted 238,000 Daffodils and Tulips throughout Jersey City with thousands of Volunteers over the last four years, decided to make their next initiative, the planting of 2020 trees by the year 2020. Then, collaboration with the Mayor, City Council, Goldman Sachs, and other contributors that number was increased to 5,000.

This initiative is not only trying to increase our canopy, it also provides workshops to increase survival and maintenance of the newly planted varieties, which are selected to be the “right tree in the right place”, species that won’t lift sidewalks, and those that have the best survival rate in an urban environment.

In the last year and a half, this initiative has planted over fifteen hundred trees in our parks and streets, and the JCPC is currently giving away four varieties of 150 trees through a gift from the Arbor Day Foundation, for resident’s front, back and side yards (not street trees).

If you go to www.jcparks.org and click on “City of Trees”, you’ll be able to apply for a free tree, read why trees are so important to our health and well being, and how to participate in helping us identify the number, species, and size, of our existing canopy.

We (JCPC) are also working with the current administration and its Public Works, to establish a maintenance program for our street trees, and with PSEG to use “best practices” for pruning and select trees that are best for under power lines.

If implemented properly, supported by our residents, engaged by the administration and volunteers, we can provide a healthier, more beautiful, and safer place to live.

parkman

Posted on: 2016/10/30 0:23
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Films in Van Vorst Park - "Finding Vivian Maier" 8/3 at 8:15pm
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If you haven't seen this remarkable story, please join us tonight for a free showing and popcorn. Bring a chair, take a friend.

Posted on: 2016/8/3 12:32
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Re: Our trees are dying - Global Warming in Jersey City
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It's not about one thing killing a tree. It's about multiple stressors combining to weaken and kill over time.

Take a look at the dead and dying trees all around you. This is a symptom of global warming.
You're talking about two separate issues. MDM is correct that the leaf fall you see throughout the tri-state is caused by Anthracnose, which affects mostly London Plane trees. Starting around 6 years ago, we began to have two leaf cycles from these trees. The fungus would kill the leaf in July, the tree would reset, and again drop in the fall. This fungus does not kill the host but sure makes a lot of extra work for us. On an individual tree you can treat the disease by using a fungicide, but in a park with multiple 70' species, it's not practical.

The dead and dying trees are a result of improper care for newly planted street trees, with the added factor of a hot and dry summer. This issue is something that has on-going discussions with Public Works, aiming for a resolution.

As far as global warming, we have started to plant trees that will be better adapted to changing temperatures zones. Much of what we plant in Van Vorst Park that use to be annuals, are now becoming perennials.

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Posted on: 2016/8/1 21:34
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Re: Farmers Markets in Jersey City 2016
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Stringer wrote:
Fruit, fish, and flavored butter -- all from the farm
Weekly farmer’s markets open around Hudson County
by Samantha Meyers
Reporter Staff Writer
Jun 26, 2016

Jersey City

Jersey City has at least seven farmer’s markets.

In the center of Van Vorst Park, on Jersey Avenue and Montgomery Street, is a market with fish, butters, pickles, tropical fruits like pineapples, vegetables, and more. The 11 to 13 vendors will appear every Saturday until December from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some farmers accept WIC or senior FMNP.

“We have new vendors,” said the President of Van Vorst Park Association Marc Wesson. “We have this company that makes pork sandwiches with figs or cheese. We have another vendor with organic, flavored butters. They’re pretty amazing.”

The VVPA is the nonprofit organization that takes care of Van Vorst Park. Wesson said 100 percent of the fees go back into the park.

For three Saturdays of every month, there will be a knife and scissor sharpener, according to Wesson. You can find baked goods with organic or vegan products, 14 different types of pickles, fresh juices, and Caribbean sweet potato pie.

“And there’s so many nuts,” Wesson added. “We have a fish market with wild fish. It’s all fresh, and that’s unique.”

This article presents the opportunity to clarify, what has been confusing to some, the differences between the Van Vorst Park Association and Friends of Van Vorst Park, Inc. I am the president of the FVVP and Oona Jackson Moore is the current president of the VVPA. We are both volunteer groups and 501 (c)(3) non-profits.

The Friends of Van Vorst Park, Inc (www.fvvp.org), helped design the renovation, planted, maintains, fundraises, and handles events in Van Vorst Park, and manages the Farmers' Market. We also work with the VVPA on many events held in the park, such as Films in VVP, Disco Night, and Halloween.

The Van Vorst Park Association (www.vvpa.org) is an essential community group that meets every third Tuesday of the month (except August) at the Barrow Mansion, to address your concerns regarding crime, new construction, transportation, safety, and ways you can be involved in your neighborhood.

Both of us are your neighbors, and need your support to continue to improve the quality-of-life issues in the Van Vorst Park Historic District.

parkman


Posted on: 2016/6/30 22:48
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Films in Van Vorst Park 2016- first showing tonight! "The Martian" 8:30pm
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Join the Van Vorst Park Association, the Friends of Van Vorst Park, and your neighbors, for our first movie of the season. Tonight (6/8) at 8:30pm we will be showing "The Martian".
Bring a chair, take a friend, for a free movie and popcorn.
Check out www.filmsinvanvorst.com for upcoming films.

See you there,
Parkman

Posted on: 2016/6/8 13:47
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Re: Lafayette pool - food options
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Does anyone know if there's a concession stand or any type of food sold at the Lafayette pool on Johnston?

If not, are you allowed to bring your own food?

If not, what's good and available in the immediate area for a quick bite of food?

Thanks.
Nothing at the pool, but I would recommend ,"Martha's" a couple of blocks away on Pacific, just north of Communipaw. Fresh, really good tasting food, with a friendly staff. A great addition to the neighborhood. Prices are resonable too.

Posted on: 2016/6/1 17:43
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Re: First Van Vorst Park flea Market of the season - May 21st
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Van Vorst Park
Community Flea Market
Saturday, May 21st / 9am- 4pm

The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce the first Community Flea Market of the season to raise funds for all the valuable work our volunteer group does to maintain and improve an urban oasis for our neighborhood.

Donations listed below will cover your cost to sell merchandise.
$25.00 for a Single Table
$40.00 for a Double Table
$60.00 for a Triple Table
Participants provide their own 3’ x 5’ tables.

All spots are on a first come basis.

To participate, please drop off your check, in an envelope, to SUBIA’S MARKET at 506 Jersey Avenue, and make it out to: Friends of Van Vorst Park Inc. with “donation to VVP” noted in the memo. Or, go to: www.fvvp.org for Credit Card payments. Please leave your number or email address in case notification of a rain date is required.

100% of your donation goes into the park! For confirmation, or additional information, please email: friendsofvanvorstpark@gmail.com or call
201 433~6553 M-F

The Friends of Van Vorst Park is a 501©-3 non-profit corporation.


“Van Vorst Park – A Community Grows Here”
bump. Come pick up some great bargains from your neighbors, and at the same time, visit our flavorful farmers market.

Posted on: 2016/5/21 1:14
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Re: First Van Vorst Park flea Market of the season - May 21st
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Will the new Citi Bike station get in the way of the vendors table ?
We use the entire perimeter of the park, and Citi Bike takes up a just small section.

Posted on: 2016/5/12 21:54
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First Van Vorst Park flea Market of the season - May 21st
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Van Vorst Park
Community Flea Market
Saturday, May 21st / 9am- 4pm

The Friends of Van Vorst Park is pleased to announce the first Community Flea Market of the season to raise funds for all the valuable work our volunteer group does to maintain and improve an urban oasis for our neighborhood.

Donations listed below will cover your cost to sell merchandise.
$25.00 for a Single Table
$40.00 for a Double Table
$60.00 for a Triple Table
Participants provide their own 3’ x 5’ tables.

All spots are on a first come basis.

To participate, please drop off your check, in an envelope, to SUBIA’S MARKET at 506 Jersey Avenue, and make it out to: Friends of Van Vorst Park Inc. with “donation to VVP” noted in the memo. Or, go to: www.fvvp.org for Credit Card payments. Please leave your number or email address in case notification of a rain date is required.

100% of your donation goes into the park! For confirmation, or additional information, please email: friendsofvanvorstpark@gmail.com or call
201 433~6553 M-F

The Friends of Van Vorst Park is a 501©-3 non-profit corporation.


“Van Vorst Park – A Community Grows Here”

Posted on: 2016/5/12 17:03
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Re: Boggiano Thwarts Blowing
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How about raising the fine of $25, to $250, for littering, not picking up after your dog, and off leash dogs in public spaces while not in a dog run. And, then maybe enforcement for a change. I'm so tired of stepping in dog shit while mowing the lawns of VVP...give us a break please.

Posted on: 2016/5/6 21:00

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Re: Howling Noise VVP
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Has anyone else noticed a strange continuous howling / whistling noise in the Van Vorst Park area tonight? I noticed it as soon as I got out of my car parked on Bright street. It's particularly strong on Bright / Barrow streets. Any thoughts? Very strange.
some people call it "wind", other blame the god "notus", although I've only heard him hum.

Posted on: 2016/2/24 21:42
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Re: Dog Runs + Distracted Owners = Dog Poop
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I am a longtime dog owner and I have noticed quite often that other dog owners are standing or sitting in the Hamilton Park dog runs completely oblivious to what their dogs are doing. Quite often they have their noses buried in their phones or are chatting away while their dogs poop away unnoticed. We also seem to have a new crop of residents who can't seem to make the effort to clean up after their dogs throughout the park. I don't know if it's kids or lazy hipsters or untrained foreigners but it's time for dog owners to start cracking down on the new crop (crap?) of scofflaws.
Not often do I agree with Vig, but this is an issue with not only HP but also a problem in VVP. When our dog run was built, I provided poop bags, out of my own pocket, so owners would use them them to keep the run clean. After laying out over $850 per year I asked dog owners to contribute, and only two out of the hundreds of users contributed. After their response, I provided mucking stall rakes in their place, but still have the same issues that Vig observers when owners ignore not only where their dogs are are using the run as a toilet, but are also barking incessantly without limits by their owners.

I would prefer that pet owners understand that our dog runs are an amenity that is not required by ordinance, is a communal responsibility in its upkeep, and adhere to the rules posted, instead of resorting to Animal Control for enforcement.

Releasing your dogs in the run does not absolve you from being responsible for their actions.

Posted on: 2016/2/2 23:27
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Re: Is a Big Snow Storm Coming this Weekend? (HOPE SO!)
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Witnessing a rare occurrence, a very organized and efficient removal of snow from Montgomery to the river. Lines of dump trucks ready to be fed mounds of snow from race car like drivers of Front Loaders. A real pleasure to see something done right. Thanks to all involved.

Posted on: 2016/1/25 19:52
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Re: Produce
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Which market downtown has the freshest fruit/vegetables? Thanks!
All of our Farmers' Markets; local, fresh, and reasonably priced.

Posted on: 2015/10/5 0:15
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Re: Letter: Hamilton Park music events too loud for nearby residents
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When I lived on Van Vorst Park, every weekend there was a different event for different groups. These different one day events happened every Saturday and Sunday as days of chaos, loud noise, drinking, urine smells, and broken glass. There is always another culture event doing something next.
I usually leave you to your perceptions of reality, but your statement above must reflect experiences that happened over 14 years ago. There has not been a single permitted weekend event during that period that ever created the "chaos" you talk about. The only event which occurs each Saturday during the summer is our farmers' market, and unless you can hear vegetables scream, I don't have any idea to what you are referring. We do not schedule events on Sunday night, and events during the day are restricted to weddings and small birthday parties for children under six years old. Hope you are enjoying your new neighborhood, and are not bothered by any joyful events taking place nearby.

Posted on: 2015/9/30 21:36
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Re: Wayne Street Issues
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Thank you, that was the article I was thinking of.
I'm not saying I want everyone to be kicked out, and I don't even care about a few joints and some open containers, but used needles where kids play is not OK.
I don't even think some of the regular junkies live in the neighborhood...they just frequent good spots to shoot up.
The park is receiving a full renovation. The plans call for a new playground and surface, new tables and benches, resurfacing of the basketball court, pruning of the street trees to add more light inside the park, some landscaping, new lighting within the park, and a ping pong table in the Northwest corner.
As far as the drugs and drinking, it's up to the police and the community to be proactive and involved. Thirty years I've been here and it's the same issue for this one block.

Posted on: 2015/9/25 11:51
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Re: Bike Share System
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We could have disposable, solid-gold Trump Bikes for every citizen for what cars cost us, directly as taxpayers (constant road work, public land giveaways for $15 parking, oil wars) and indirectly as people (violent death on the roads, disease caused by air pollution and sedentary life), but we've been brainwashed to accept the status quo, so instead we kvetch about the "money pit" that our two-day-old bike share will inevitably become. Crazy.

Even if Citi Bike JC becomes a total, abject failure, it at least will have been an attempt to do the right thing, with lessons to be learned for future attempts, instead of the lazy, complacent continuation of a huge, tragic mistake that kills 30,000+ Americans a year violently, and countless more silently.


Agreed!


I wish it was a success but when you're playing with tax-funds (public purse), due diligence should be paramount with any projects and a detailed business plan should have been introduced. There was enough history with other cities taking on this project / idea that failed and we had the opportunity to sit back and wait, but instead we went head-first and will be another casualty of poor business practises.

The bike share is just like the monorail idea like on the Simpsons show and certain cities and towns took the bait without doing their homework.

The money spent already could have been better spent on security focused lockable public bike stands / racks at out transport hubs, places of interest and more bike paths.
No matter where the funds originate, there should be due diligence, but my understanding is that there are no public monies involved in the initial program. Where have you heard otherwise?

Posted on: 2015/9/23 21:12
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Re: Pershing Field Pool Members - JOIN the Fight for our Weekend Hours
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Pershing Field Pool is not free - there is an admission charge. As an alternative to the per-visit charge, you can pay a membership fee every 6 months.
Thank you for the clarification.

Posted on: 2015/7/18 17:10
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