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Reasons listed against lake trail and water park behind private homes

Letter to the Editor


It would not open up Electric City for potential growth, as the city has said they wanted. It opens private homes for burglary, vandalism, and there is no safety in this for children. (The Star reports we have plenty of crime already.)

A neighborhood is not a place to put a water park because back yard and front yard privacy is eliminated and the neighborhood becomes congested with parking and noise; and it is no longer safe for children to walk and ride their bikes. Not everyone works from 9 to 5. Some work different shifts and weekends.

Taxes for the whole community of Electric City would have to be increased because we do not have the law enforcement manpower needed to patrol the current proposed trail and water park in front of private homes. Police protection contract would have to be renegotiated. Neither is there enough manpower to maintain the trail for safety and sanitation.

Build a board walk-fishing dock between Coulee Playland and North Dam, and utilize the walking trails this area has, as well as at Osborn Bay. Place the water park in North Dam Park. It is centrally located for the greater coulee community members, as well as visitors; offering plenty of parking space room for family reunions, walks, picnics, etc. (as well as the laser light show fishing, swimming, boating, etc.) because visitors traveling through can readily see the board walk-fishing dock and water park – stop, enjoy and spend their money.

Donna Kreiter

Electric City

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