Play­ground needs work

The Compass - - OPINION -

To the edi­tor,

Not too long ago there was no prob­lem get­ting peo­ple to take part in com­mu­nity projects. Be­cause, they were part of it. Just this morn­ing I took time to walk around the town park. If you want to see for your­self take a walk down.

Not just in­side the gate where you will be treated by garbage on the ground where peo­ple walk in. What hap­pened to the flag pole? No flags, only a sin­gle peace of chain hang­ing from a bent cross arm. Shame. The flower box is full of weeds with a flower on them. Then, there is the crushed stone for kids to play on, surly they know the dif­fer­ence.

There should be stone com­pared to what they have on the play­ground in Bay Roberts.

A walk along the pond by the ball park, there are places that needs re­pair work done.

The back­stop has been in need of re­pair for a cou­ple of years. The dugouts need some mis­sion­ary work done. The seats need new wood­work and I ques­tion the safety of the old wood for peo­ple to sit on.

Noth­ing has been done to keep the area tidy and safe for kids to play on.

Some­one did some work on the dugout and left the old ma­te­rial where it fell. Trees are grow­ing in the ball park area. Why say more? When our town al­lows things like this to go un­no­ticed, I won­der where their loy­alty is? Is it to the town or is it self-serv­ing? They have no prob­lem spend­ing our tax dollars in and around the town hall area.

Buy­ing land, fill­ing in ponds etc. But, when it comes to places where our young peo­ple should be en­cour­aged to spend time, they ne­glect to main­tain th­ese ar­eas as they should.

Maybe they can’t vote but their par­ents can. Where is our recre­ation com­mis­sion? They were once a well-or­ga­nized group. Now, the coun­cil wants to get peo­ple in­volved in a her­itage so­ci­ety. I wish them luck. If our coun­cil wants vol­un­teers they have to do a bet­ter job look­ing af­ter the whole town and not just try­ing to im­press the vot­ers. —Frank Evely Sr writes from Clarke’s Beach

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