City of Woodstock Wants to Rent Pieces of Burgess Park for agriculture!

CITY OF WOODSTOCK INTENDS TO RENT OUT PARTS OF BURGESS PARK FOR A CORNFIELD
This is another entirely stupendous idea that our local bureacrats have devised to bring in a measly $7,000.00 at best.
The city has decided that after many years of allowing the Burgess Park area to go fallow, which has resulted in a cornucopia of flora and fauna and a multitude of butterflies(many that are being endangered in Mexico and South America by rampant cutting of trees)that they will “rent” out 35 acres for farming.
This is dumb.
We all fought hard for this area, and last year the UTRCA decided against allowing the development of a golf course on that same land as it was deemed ecologically sensitive.
Anyone sitting on council should stop this.
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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted May 2, 2009 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    What’s the background on this? How did you hear about it and who made the decision?

  2. jim bender
    Posted May 3, 2009 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    This info is public. The City of Woodstock issued a tender notice in the paper for the 35 acres of land.The tender is listed on the city web and in the local S-R.
    If they are allowed to proceed it will make it much easier for Sally Creek to apply to lease the “cornfield” to use as a golf course.
    We need to cut them off at the pass somehow.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted May 3, 2009 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    You have to wonder why they would do this. They know this will result in vocal public opposition and the money involved is peanuts so what is the motivation?

  4. Anonymous
    Posted May 4, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Mentality of council: Let’s get the people fighting to save Burgess Park and maybe they will leave us alone with the art gallery.


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