Published: Oct 06, 2012 06:00 PM
Modified: Oct 06, 2012 03:57 PM
Park brings doubts
One of the great things in the town of Cary parks and recreational facilities bonds referendum is an allocation for Carpenter Park, located at the corner of Louis Stephens and Morrisville-Carpenter.
The present plan calls for an access from both Louis Stephens and Carpenter Town Lane within the Carpenter Village subdivision, despite strong opposition by the homeowners as detailed at www.carpenterparkmasterplan.com.
The roadways of Carpenter Village were constructed to be purposefully narrow so as to restrict traffic flow. There exists a high amount of pedestrian traffic in Carpenter Village, and, having suffered one child fatality and other near misses, the citizens of Carpenter Village take vehicle safety seriously.
Carpenter Town Lane homeowners have served on the advisory board, spoken at council meetings, met with council members individually and have interacted with staff and council by email.
A few blocks down Louis Stephens, West Regional Library has only dual access from Louis Stephens. This is what the Carpenter Town Lane homeowners have repeatedly requested for Carpenter Park.
Carpenter Town Lane homeowners have been told to wait until after the referendum to work with the town. Therefore, the choice is to oppose the entire parks and recreation referendum or trust the council to do the right thing for those directly impacted by the park.
Carpenter Town Lane homeowners want whats best for Cary and are unwilling to jeopardize the referendum for what should have been a simple change. There is no alternative but to trust; I hope that trust is not misplaced.Eric Sanchez Cary
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