3 responses to “From the Desk of former FIPNA President: pathway around JPR”

  1. Sedgwick Resident

    I have been following this story with interest as I live right across the street from the resevoir. I agree with Alice that the dep doesn’t care about us at all they just care about getting their job done and will try to do it whatever it takes.

    As far as the pathway we should get started on it sooner than later as who knows where the money will be in the future with all the problems we are having now. If they can build it now outside the fence then get it done! If anyone really thinks they are going to build it inside and take down then security fence they are either out of their mind or extremely gullible, everything changed after 9/11 and most of these plans that show the path inside the fence are no longer feasible.

    By the way, who is supposed to take care of the sidewalks around the resevoir? The sidewalk going up Sedgwick from the park to Bronx Science has not been shoveled or salted.

  2. FORMER FIPNA PRESIDENT

    DEAR SEDGWICK RESIDENT..YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, THE DEP CARES ONLY ABOUT THE DEP…THE SIDEWALK AROUND THE RESERVOIR IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEP….YOU CAN SEE HOW WELL THEY TAKE CARE OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES…THEY NEVER DID WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO IN REGARDS TO MAINTENANCE OF THEIR PROPERTY,UNLESS WE AS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZED A RALLY OR A DEMONSTRATION AND INVITED THE MEDIA..IT WAS ONLY BECAUSE WE AS A COMMUNITY FOUGHT LONG AND HARD TO GET THAT SECOND FENCE PUT UP AROUND THE RESERVOIR..THEY FOUGHT US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY…DEP WILL NOT DO WHAT THEY SAY AND CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO DO ANYTHING THAT IS NOT IN THEIR OWN BEST INTERESTS…I FIRMLY BELIEVE THE OLD ADAGE”A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH”’THE PARKS DEPARTMENT HAS ALWAYS WORKED WELL WITH THE COMMUNITY, SOMETIMES AFTER A LITTLE EXTRA PRODDING FROM US,BUT THE JOB GOT DONE!!! YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT’S BEST FOR THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE AND EXPEND YOUR ENERGY NOT ON INFIGHTING, BUT RATHER ON GETTING THE JOB AT HAND DONE..BEFORE THE FUNDING DISAPPEARS AND YOU ARE LEFT WITH NOTHING…

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