A water line to nowhere. What a great line and one which pretty much describes the $1.5 million dollar expense to construct a water line from somewhere to Long Park. The annual operation costs are estimated to be $166,000.
There must be something I am missing. The county says the water to the fields tests negative for nasty microbes. The little library is closing in the fall. The county also reports that digging another well is a far cheaper expenditure and that it will solve the problem. So why is a water line going in?
Where is the money coming from? If I heard correctly, it is coming from Gainesville proffers? What about all the other parks? Is their fair share being siphoned off? How about Silver Lake? It’s still crappy. You sure can’t get potable water there.
Ben Lomond soccer fields also do not have water. Splash Down might, since it is an aquatic center but the soccer fields do not have fountains. Parents and kids bring their own. It’s been that way for years. Apparently toting your own water to not good enough for those using Long Park athletic fields. Big Government should be providing “the chosen” with water. Deer Park just isn’t good enough.
Dig a new well for the sports fields. Give the little library bottled water until the new library opens up in a different location. Hmmmm….did I say new library? Gainesville Magisterial District now will have 3 libraries.
So how does the proffer money work? Do individual supervisors get to keep the money within the district and spend it on their pet projects? Aren’t proffers legally attached to specific rezonings? How can you take park money specifically proffered to the Braemar development rezoning dedicating to creating Catharpin Park and give it to Long Park? Some proffer money is general. Isn’t the money supposed to be shared among all parks and open space?
These are some of the questions PWC residents need to be asking. It sounds like they are being fleeced and they are getting a water line to no where.