Mayor Steven Ponto referred in a past issue to a pristine lake as an overgrown sand and gravel pit!
He urges citizens to get their facts straight when his are not.
Here are some truths as I see them:
· Educated citizens are asking city leadership to stop hiding behind a state law that was passed in the middle of the night in Madison, then misunderstood by some legislators (as was stated by the same) when signed into law.
· No guaranties for a park. Five years is a long time and much might interrupt Mr. Ponto's and the Super Excavators' plans. If that should happen, then the existing beautiful, natural lake is going to become the sand and gravel pit to which Mr. Ponto refers.
· Mr. Ponto was presented with alternative ideas for the existing natural lake. Ideas that would preserve the existing lake and its wildlife with an addition of walking trails.
· Brookfield citizens could have an enhanced park sooner then five years, without spending over $1 million after five years of dumping.
· Mr. Ponto cedes control over the future of Brookfield to an out-of-Brookfield company called Super Excavators.
· Mr. Ponto and his subordinates are confused about who voted for them and who they represent. The Brookfield citizens or Super Excavators?
· The process to vet this idea is full of untruths, foggy facts, disrespect and dismisses citizens' concerns, health and daily quality of life.
· B.R.A.D. members are not against a park.
·200 dump trucks daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., every 4 minutes.
· Noise, dirt, diesel fumes.
· Earth movers, high-intensity night lighting powered by diesel-fueled generators.
· Children unable to use the bike lanes and trying to study in this environment.
· Elderly spending their golden years in a construction zone.
· Breathing polluted air for years, which will also cover the property and belongings.
· Possible health problems.
· Possible flooding from too much dumping.
· Individuals trespassing now to the lake, will try to trespass during the five-year excavation, a danger unto itself.
· A study suggests that citizens do not feel they need another park, but would like the current parks improved.
It's been said that Mr. Ponto would not like any disruptions in his own neighborhood. Are we not all equals? Don't we deserve the same peaceful environment to live, one that we sought when moving here?
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