Community Garden in the works for Meadows Place
By Karen Daniels
Periodically the City of Meadows Place conducts surveys on their website for residents to voice their opinions. The first question: How important is it they set themselves apart from neighboring cities, 62% said it was very important and 22% said it was important.
The question concerning community gardens, asking about an increase of community spirit and pride, as well as educational benefits, 45% strongly agree and 24% somewhat agree. Varying degrees of disagreement totaled 20%. And for an increase to property values in Meadows Place 84% shared a level of agreement.
If built, the optimum time, according to Mayor Charles Jessup, would be spring. The perfect place would be the right of way off Dorance Street that is currently owned by Center Point. When asked if he thought Center Point allow them to lease the property, he said “I can’t imagine Center Point not working with us on such a wonderful community involved program that will help teach the kids, bring generations together, and help feed the hungry.”
It was announced there would be a mid-March letting for the construction on West Airport between US 59 and Dairy Ashford. Generally speaking, the time frame from letting to ground breaking is six to eight weeks, putting the start date in May. “This is going to be a mess,” Mayor Jessup stated at the January 28 City Council meeting. He said Meadows Place would keep everyone updated on the advancement of the project.
The City’s general election will be held on Saturday, May 10. Three alderman seats are open for election as well as the Mayor’s seat. Mayor Jessup confirmed he will be running again. (Get quote 20w) The last day to be placed on the ballot is Friday, February 28. Mayor put out a call-to-action for residents to consider volunteering for the Planning & Zoning Commission or the Board of Adjustments. For more information on the duties of these positions, go to the City’s website at www.cityofmeadowsplace.org/.
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