FRISBEE GOLF AT LEDDY PARK
Resolved by the City Council of the City of Burlington, as follows:
That WHEREAS, the Parks and Recreation Department with the endorsement of the Parks and Recreation Commission gave preliminary approval for thinning the woods at Leddy Park in preparation for installing an 18 hole Frisbee Golf Course; and
WHEREAS, the general public only became aware of this project by observing the work in progress; and
WHEREAS, when questions and concerns about the Frisbee Golf Project were raised by the public, the Department stopped further work on the Project, held a public meeting on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, attended by approximately 150 citizens, and announced that the Commission would reconsider the Project at it meeting on September 23; and
WHEREAS, the general public at the September 3rd meeting identified the following principle concerns, namely, (1) safety of pedestrians on the established pedestrian trails which closely parallel proposed golf fairways; (2) prospects for long term damage to the woods themselves due to the elimination of ground cover, the removal of saplings and erosion resulting from the projected 500 to 1000 visitors per week, and (3) the adequacy of our roads and access to Leddy Park to accommodate the projected number of visitors;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Parks and Recreation Department be commended for its pro-active response to concerns expressed by citizens;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Parks and Recreation Department seek independent and expert opinions concerning the issues enumerated above which were raised by citizens;
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Department of Parks and Recreation and its Commission report to the City Council a summary of the expert opinions requested before recommencing work on the Frisbee Golf Course.
lb/emb/c: Resolutions 2008/Leddy Park – Frisbee Golf Course Proposal9/9/08
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