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Linglestown Gazette: Dog park letter sent

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Dog park letter sent

As promised, I penned and e-mailed a note to state Rep. Ron Marsico asking him to reconsider his pledge to secure state funding for a proposed one-acre dog park in Lower Paxton Twp.:
Dear state Representative Marsico:

I recently read an article in The Patriot-News (Dog park plan gets a 'go ahead'; published Aug. 13, 2008) that mentioned you are seeking state funding for a dog park in Lower Paxton Township.

I think a dog park is a great use of township parkland. However, I strongly believe that the use of state funding would be an inappropriate use of taxpayers' dollars. The state has numerous pressing needs – aging infrastructure, underfunded public schools, underfunded police and fire departments – to use state taxes for a one-acre dog park that would benefit a small number of Pennsylvanians. Furthermore, if the state can’t afford to fund lifeguards to patrol swimming areas in state parks, how could state funding for a small dog park be justified?

Please reconsider your pledge to seek a state grant for a dog park in Lower Paxton Township, and consider aiding this project by leading or assisting with a private fund-raising campaign.


Bill Bostic
Resident, 105th Legislative District
Publisher/editor, Linglestown Gazette


At 7:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on, Bill!

At 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second that!

At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The group got an enthusiastic response from the board, and has already begun fundraising. The park will be owned by the township, but built by the group of citizens at no cost to the township's taxpayers."

From Burger's article on PennLive . . .

At 4:47 AM, Blogger BB said...

Re: "... built by the group of citizens at no cost to the township's taxpayers.

The above statement means no tax dollars paid to Lower Paxton Twp. will be used. Tax dollars would be used if a state grant is obtained because grants are funded by the hard work of all Pennsylvanians.

At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Bill's comments also. Thanks. DRM


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