Fw: Willard Park Update Nov 7, 2007 (plz fwd)
----- Original Message -----
From: "ang" <ang@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 1:22 PM
Subject: Willard Park Update Nov 7, 2007 (plz fwd)
> Dear Friends of Willard School Park,
> The message below is an update from Scott Akerman. If you have any
> questions or comments you can contact him at seakerman@....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: scott akerman [mailto:seakerman@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 11:29 AM
> To: Calvin Muse; ang
> Subject: Willard Park Update Nov 7, 2007 (plz fwd)
> Dana Anderson tolerated me for a few minutes yesterday, here's what's up.
> His goal is to get the park looking good and to do so he's going to
> put in in-ground irrigation. (sprinklers)
> With that done the town will go forward with the appropriate shrubs
> that are light on maintenance. ( to be decided over the winter)
> There will be benches that are architecturally very nice and will be
> located around the park. The trash receptacles will also be located
> around. He nixed the idea of picnic tables as they would be a magnet
> for the teens and would be a maintenance issue. ( Sarah and John from
> Parks agreed to work with us on the location of the benches and what
> plants are to be used )
> As for the paved sections: There will be benches and trash receptacles
> there. Why they were placed there I was told was purely as it's low on
> They will plant a tree at the corner across from David's as well as
> see that area for grass. They are also looking to plant a few trees to
> make the park balanced as far as flora goes. ( If you have suggestions
> on tree type, send me them )
> On the Davis St. Side where there is currently a path up the hill,
> they will install granite steps with stone dust.
> There will also be granite steps from the play ground to the middle of
> the park and a stone dust path out to the sidewalk.(it has to be
> wheelchair accessible)
> It looks like spring before it's all said and done. With that in mind
> I figure summer before it's all said and done.
> Here's a few answers to some questions.
> There will be electricity available if we want to have a concert. If
> a stage is needed we'll have to use a temporary one.
> We were not able to get any Homeland Security funding for security
> cameras. There was talk of mounting them on Portland Players, but
> their board said they didn't want them there. So no cameras.
> The bus stop cannot be relocated.
> Our money was not used to pave the park, it was used for the
> playground equipment. I'm waiting for a breakdown of how the money was
> Give me a note back with any more questions etc..
> Scott Akerman 68 Pillsbury St. S.Portland, ME. 04106
> seakerman@... c 207 939 5802
- Will there be a Willard Neighborhood Holiday Party again this year? Bonnie Riddle (163 Fort Rd.)
----- Original Message -----
From: Barry Wilson
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 5:43 PM
Subject: [WillardNeighborhood] Fw: Willard Park Update Nov 7, 2007 (plz fwd)
- --- In WillardNeighborhood@yahoogroups.com, "Jack Riddle" <jriddle@...>
>Bonnie Riddle (163 Fort Rd.)
> Will there be a Willard Neighborhood Holiday Party again this year?
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
At the meeting of Willard Neighborhood Association on November 15, it
was collectively decided that there will be a Christmas Celebration.
We'll get together on our usual third Thursday of the month -- that
makes it December 20 -- for music, caroling, and potluck sharing. We
intend to invite residents of Betsy Ross House. We should start
earlier than our usual meeting time -- 6:00pm instead of 7:00. More
details will be posted to the website calendar and to this message
board as they're developed. Hope to see you there !