PLAINVILLE – Residents will get the chance to voice their opinions on the recommended location for a dog park in town at tonight’s Town Council meeting.
The hearing will be held at 7 p.m., in the council chambers at the Municipal Center. This is the first public hearing the council has held concerning the proposed location of Norton Place Extension for a future dog park.
“It’s on the location, it’s not whether people want (a dog park) or not,” said Town Manager Robert Lee.
The location recommended by the Dog Park Committee has since been controversial among residents. The land is located on a dead end with one house on the corner of Norton Place Extension and Robert Street Extension.
The neighborhood flooded in 2011 and most of the houses were purchased and demolished by the federal government.
Other locations were considered when the search began more than a year ago. The committee initially hoped to use an existing park, but police and town officials had safety concerns.
If the Town Council approves the location, the dog park committee can begin fundraising efforts. The estimated cost is $22,340.