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Money wasted on pocket park


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Many of you may be familiar with the area just to the north of city hall. That is the area that previously had broken cement with two handicapped parking spaces. It was with anticipation that I noticed work being done on that area. Problem is, it was not fixing the parking spaces, but putting in what is called a “pocket park.” The city council and the city manager decided that would be a better use for the space. It may look better than the broken concrete but it’s not very useful. There is no seating, no parking and no identifiable useful space. With winter coming, whatever use might have been imagined for the “park” is not going to happen at least until spring. Handicapped parking was at least a year around use.

The handicapped parking is now out on Ash Street, in another area with broken concrete and only one space instead of two. It is now a much longer and painful walk to get into city hall for anyone who must count each step with a mobility aid. If you are not very careful, you will be in danger of falling if your cane or walker falls into one of the cracks. It doesn’t appear that our handicapped residents are considered when these types of decisions are made.

People who make these decisions should not be allowed to decide how to spend the three million dollars that is being asked for to build a new fire barn. I suggest, if you agree, to vote NO on the fire barn. 

Allen King

City of Cedar Springs

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50th Anniversary


24C-Anniv-King-webALLEN AND LOUISE KING

 

Allen and Louise King of Cedar Springs are blessed to celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 27, 2014. They were married June 27, 1964 in the First Baptist Church of Sparta, Michigan by Allen’s uncle the Rev. John McKay. Louise is retired from Steelcase Inc. after working for 20 years in Corporate Communications. Allen retired from Cedar Springs Public Schools after 25 years in custodial/ maintenance. Their children are Scott and his wife Wendy of Jonesboro, Georgia, and Christopher and his wife Pamela of Clarkston, Michigan. Their three grandsons are Jacob, Eli and Tyler King. Allen and Louise will celebrate their anniversary with a family vacation hosted by their children, in Northport, Michigan later this summer.

 

The secret to their success is putting the other person first.

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