Oct 16, 2013

Ed Pawlowski's Secret

Ed Pawlowski and I belong to the same Facebook group, at which we both visit and comment. On Friday I posted a petition to the site, which requested that Mayor Pawlowski reconsider, and save the Robin Hood Dam. The Petition was pinned to the top of the Page, making it impossible to miss. Both the site administrator and myself posted numerous appeals since then, asking people to sign the petition. Mayor Pawlowski has commented several times, on another topic, since the petition was posted. Unbeknown to me, Pawlowski sent the bulldozer Monday morning to tear down the dam. The dam is gone. It would have been courteous for the mayor to inform the group that the effort to save the dam was futile. Rather, he remained silence on that topic, while commenting about the arena, for his own agenda. I can't tell you the horror that the Parkway was today. Robin Hood Parking lot held the large concrete pieces from the former dam, while a large excavator broke them into smaller pieces, for waiting dump trucks. Elsewhere in the park, large bucket trucks parked on the sensitive ravine slope, to string the Christmas display lights. He may call it restoring nature to our city, I call it degrading our beautiful park. The removal is in violation of the state guidelines against dam removals starting in October. Of course a state that encouraged fracking would hardly care. I saw several consequences to the stream that have already been caused by  the dam removal.  Future posts will document those unfortunate side effects. It's a sad week for Lehigh Parkway.

5 comments:

monkey momma said...

So sorry, MM. You tried your best, and the citizens appreciate your many efforts. It is a sad time for Allentown.

Anonymous said...

Just like Meig's Field. It's the Chicago way. Mayor Daley would be proud.

michael molovinsky said...

March 29, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Ten years ago a fleet of bulldozers conducted what amounted to a midnight raid on Chicago's Meigs Airport.

On March 31, 2003, people woke up to find huge "X's" carved in the airport runway.

Mayor Richard Daley then declared the Meigs Field closed.

John Patton said...

Did you happen to notice that the "A" logo on that sign has a picture of the parkway ... with no weeds?

Gina said...

Sorry MM :(