Apr 22, 2016

Sign Of The Times In Allentown

Yesterday, Mayor In Limbo put a picture of the new Jordan Park sign on his facebook page. I have an issue with these signs, allow me to explain. When I unsuccessfully tried to save the quaint little WPA Robin Hood Dam, the park director at the time offered to erect a sign explaining where the dam had been. I suggested instead that we keep the picturesque dam, with no signage. Signage is the rage with the recreationally trained, and all the park directors since Mr. In Limbo's first election, have that same background. By the park office in Cedar Park, I have been advocating for the patching of the old parking lot retaining wall, along the path. Rather than patch the wall, they have installed decorative wooden railing, poured a concrete planter area, and painted parking space lines. While the new CVS type parking lot really added nothing necessary, the retaining wall continues to deteriorate. While the parks get new signs, the Cedar Beach pool project remains dead, without water.  What should be done in the park system is quite simple;  Maintain those wonderful things that still remain, because we have already lost so many treasures. Once there was a beautiful tropical greenhouse in Trexler Park, torn down to plant native bushes along the Little Cedar Creek. Three years ago those bushes were cut down, so now neither feature remains, but we have some nice signs.  I'm still hoping that City Council will appoint me as a citizen liaison on park issues, but I suppose I won't be getting Julio's vote.

                         BONUS PARK PHOTOGRAPH BELOW

5 comments:

George Ruth said...

As we spend countless tax dollars on dangerous bike lanes on Rt. 222 and elsewhere we are told $600,000 for Wher's Dam, to be paid out over many years, is problematic. Do the math to see how much money (even assuming no grants are available) each resident would have to pay. My count over a 5-year payout is about $4 per year, or 35-cents per month. That's about one small coffee in the NIZ's Starbucks.

Susan L. Williams said...

Bogert's Bridge desperately needs a paint job!!!!!

michael molovinsky said...

susan@6:39, pardon me susan, i know that you're making an innocence observation, and i'm going to go on a political rant. that is a wooden bridge, that has only survived this long because it was painted when necessary. although the city, under the pawlowski administration, gave atiyeh $1.4 million dollars for two parcels supposedly for the park system which we do not need, they haven't found the money to paint the bridge. there are numerous other also examples of deferred maintenance. the Wildlands Conservancy has more influence over the park system plans than the historical needs of harry's trexler's park system. allentown friends of the parks will have fund drives for the bridge, why are we allowing the city of pawlowski to allow our history to rot away? in south whitehall they want to tear down wehr's dam instead of spending 50k to fix it. they're justifying it by asking the voters if they want to spend half a $million? once again the Wildlands Conservancy stealing our history, so that they can pay their salaries through a few state dam demolition grants.

Rich Fegley said...

They are all corrupted. The damage is done. These people and organizations have been destroyed by political corruption.

They are all beholden to someone above them, NOT the people who vote for them. They are corrupt. How can we trust any of them?

Atown Assassin said...

I'm sure the Powlawski puppets would give Abe the old wink wink nod nod to erect a billboard instead. Why...who needs a sign when you can get a billboard and some toxic land? Gotta love Allentown...the city without shame.