Hey Ho Park Fans!
We will be having a regular Sunday work party tomorrow, Sunday, March 19th, from 11-1. We will be working with mulch and covering the last of the border beds with the beautiful hemlock bark we’ve been using. There will also be a little light tent cleaning work indoors or out. Don’t hesitate, grab your spring slicker and hat and come on out to build some community at West Central Park!
And as for building community, we are going to be doing just that this evening at the Partners in Ministry Gala at Hotel RL at 5:30 pm. Tickets are still available and there will be some at the door if you can’t get one in advance. Go to:
https://squareup.com/store/gloria-dei to get tickets in advance or right at the door at the Hotel RL tonight at 5:30.
The final decision to allow for the alley vacation is set for next Tuesday, March 21st at the 7 pm City Council meeting. Our agenda item is later in the meeting but your presence would be appreciated. We will not be allowed to comment on the alley vacation however as there was a public hearing on that subject within the last 45 days. The staff recommendation is available for view in the Meeting Packet for 3/21/17 available at:
In short, the City staff will propose that the Council may grant the vacation and in exchange for compensation for the Park’s part of the fee, a written covenant by the Park to allow for 20 years of Pedestrian access on the Park grounds and in the alley can be executed. The remainder of the compensation fee, approximately 7K will be assessed on the commercial properties on the east side of the alley. It was deemed by staff that even if those commercial properties grant pedestrian easements, it would be not be enough to offset the 7K. We would love to have your input on this! Don’t hesitate to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a more detailed explanation of the situation.