Clarksville Town Council meets to discuss removal of neighborhood park land

Clarksville Town Council meets to discuss removal of neighborhood park land

Clarksville Town Council meets to discuss removal of neighborhood park land

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:17 AM

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WHAS11) – Residents in a Clarksville neighborhood have circulated a petition after the town’s city council plans to remove land from a park.

The council met Monday evening to discuss the removal of several acres of park land from Ray Lawrence Park.

Officials say the land would be used for storm water run-off from neighboring businesses.

In 2008, the town did a study to find out how storm water should be handled but chose to check out a different plan.

The impending decision doesn’t sit too well with some of the residents.

“I just feel like this is taxpayer money unnecessarily spent for such a small group of people. We’d rather have our park,” resident Earl McDill said.

Ray Lawrence Park is about 9 acres and sits on Irving Drive. It features shaded areas for picnics, four lighted tennis courts and two basketball courts.

It’s not known when the decision will be made.
 

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