Decison on Marceline Pond Delayed

| October 16, 2013
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Marceline 3The fate of a local pond was the main item of discussion in Marceline Tuesday night. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Mayor Pro Tem Jake Gordon:

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Council Chambers were packed with residents concerned about a proposal brought forward for Ripley Park Pond. The Parks and Recreation Board proposed filling in the body of water at the last Council meeting.

Gordon explains the pond has lost much of its aesthetic appeal in recent years.

“Some people are very passionate about it,” said Gordon, “They have nostalgia related to it. I’ve lived here all my life, I know the park pond and I understand their feelings, strong emotions. But from a Council perspective, we’re addressing the recommendations of the Parks and Rec Board.”

Action was delayed until the first of March. Council encourages Marceline residents to use that time to find and organize a plan for clean up and future maintenance of Ripley Pond. Citizens interested in taking action were encouraged to form a committee. The Parks and Recreation Board will next meet on November 12th.

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