The meeting was quite a long one, as they had to elect officers, but it was an interesting one nevertheless. I’m glad we went. We learned a thing or two.
Once again, there was some discussion about the pedestrian bridge over Grogan’s Mill, and it seems this will be a hot topic at the Township Board Meeting on Wednesday. They’ll decide at that time whether to go forward with further studies of the situation, or to table it, at least for now. There are strong views both ways, so it will be interesting to see where this goes.
A study of our park system is also being done, and a presentation was given that basically sought input from the GM board. Deborah Sargeant, our president, suggested that Sawmill Park needed more parking, and every board member had some worthwhile observations on the subject. There was a suggestion that there be additional specific-sport-focused parks, such as the one that focuses on tennis. Why can’t we have a park focued on camping, etc.? The need for better swim facilities was discussed, as it seems we’re lacking in first-class pools since the WAC is gone. The need for bike-designated trails was also discussed. I know from my own experience that biking on pedestrian trails can be tricky at times. Nothing like riding between a leashed dog and its owner. (I haven’t actually done that, but have come close a time or two.)
Linda Evans made an appeal for a tie-in between the new Veggie Village project and our own Farmer’s Market. You’ll be hearing a lot more about this in days to come, so I won’t belabor the topic here. It sounds as though this is going to be fun, and it just may drive more customers to our local village shopping center, customers which are sorely needed.
One thing I’ve noticed about these meetings is that the president keeps everyone on-task and on-a-timer. No one is permitted to ramble, so things move along at a good pace. Also, the board members are astute and know whereof they speak, so there are very few, if any, off-the-wall questions or comments. Very business-like, but friendly, which I appreciate. Very interesting topics, if you’re at all interested in what’s going on in your community. I strongly urge you to attend the next meeting. You may learn a thing or two as well.