BrigantineNOW reader; Martha J. Harris, says: I never realized how many former used car salesmen we have running our city government. This can be the only reason for yet another bait and switch foist upon the dog owners of Brigantine.
The fenced in area is not as wide as the “temporary area” on the Northend beach. It does NOT run from 42nd to 44th streets. Yes, you can walk there from those two streets (unless you’re one of our members with disabilities).
I can’t speak for everyone, but I, and my parents before me (and grandparents before them) have been taxpayers here for well over 60 years…probably as long as there have been taxes to pay in Brigantine. My taxes pay for the school system (don’t use) the football fields, baseball field tennis courts, bocce courts skateboard park and playgrounds. I don’t use them either.
All I ask is a Dog Park.
Perhaps, and I can only hope, the city is playing some huge joke on us, marking off the area they have. Maybe this is to be the area for small dogs. I know the sliver of land that is marked off would only be a joke to the new people the city hopes to attract, let alone any new people that Mr. Weiss would hope to have attend the “Grand Opening” Mr. Morgan had pointed out a much wider area, I remember being told at one of the endless meetings that the walking path could be moved over….but NO.
It is a shame that Brigantine’s Realtors will not be able to use the Dog Park as a selling point, showing how friendly Brigantine is to dogs…It is a disgrace…more it is a joke! A tragic joke to all of us who actually believed our city council actually was going to do something really good for us.
Since this new park is so truly horrendous, I can only hope that the city will keep open the North end dog run so that at least in the good weather they will have some decent space to run and play.
And the “Bricks for the Brick Path…I was going to buy 2 – 1 in memory of former dog and one for Ellie, my current do. However, this “path” is not worth $200 to me. It would take even more space from the dogs.
I am truly disappointed.
Martha J Harris
102 20th Street South, Brigantine