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Parque de Perros: se desata una pelea mientras avanza la construccion

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La construccion de un moderno parque para perros avanza en el lado norte del Village Green, el parque publico de Key Biscayne, a pesar de que se mantiene la polemica sobre ese proyecto, resistido por sectores de la comunidad que no quieren dar un lugar especial a los canes y sus dueños en el principal espacio publico de la comunidad.
Una campaña de recoleccion se firmas se esta llevando a cabo online para rechazar la construccion del parque.
El reclamo es que el parque publico de la isla sea solo para personas y niños, y que no haya alli perros, ni suciedad de los animales.
El miercoles entre las 6pm y las 8pm se realiza en una vivienda de Key Biscayne un encuentro organizativo entre los firmantes de la peticion. Para participar o sumarse al reclamo se debe comunicar con el 7862462035.

La ciudad de Key Biscayne cerro el area para comenzar con la obra, que tendra un costo previsto de $800.000 y que quedaria culminada hacia octubre de este año.
Autoridades de la isla enviaron un comunicado aclarando varios de los puntos que se cuestionan respecto a la construccion del parque de perros.
Alli indican que antes de tomar la decision de construirlo en el Village Green se abrio una instancia de consulta con la comunidad, en la que se recibio un contundente apoyo mayoritario a la iniciativa.
Ademas aclara que el area cercada no comprende el total de lo que sera el parque de perros, que abarcara casi la mitad de esa area, cerrada con mayor espacio para dar lugar a las obras y sus maquinarias.
Asimismo, la ciudad de Key Biscayne detallo que el tamaño de los campos de futbol no seran reducidos, sino que se mantendra el actual.
Y aclaro que el mantenimiento y limpieza del lugar destinado a los perros se hara como corresponde, con un presupuesto destinado a ello.
Respecto al altisimo precio del parque, autoridades de la isla indicaron que la oferta ganadora por $800.000 resulto de una compulsa de precios, y que se eligio a la menos costosa entre las que ofrecian un proyecto responsable.
Ver otras aclaraciones sobre este polemico proyecto en el texto que sigue abajo (en ingles).

Dog Park

VILLAGE OF KEY BISCAYNE
VILLAGE DOG PARK
JUST THE FACTS:

MYTH:The park was decided without input from the community.
FACT: The park is more than nine years in the making with significant community participation from countless residents and council members who have actively voiced their desire to see a dedicated park of this nature. Most recently, the Council approved the project following overwhelming support from the community in a multitude of publicly noticed meetings where public comments were welcomed.

MYTH: The park’s footprint equals the amount of land currently fenced off for construction.
FACT: The construction fence is in place for safety reasons and for storing of equipment. The actual park’s footprint is roughly 52% of the fenced off area.

MYTH: The park will limit access to the soccer fields and compromise their function.
FACT: To the contrary, the park will have no impact on the soccer fields, which the Village Council continues to maintain and remains a high priority.

MYTH: The park does not include daily maintenance and thus will be impossible to maintain, especially after rain storms that will leave it overrun with mud.
FACT: The Village is committed to ongoing maintenance and improvements, and has allocated the appropriate funding to do so.  Additionally, the park will feature specialized non-crumb rubber turf, which is recognized as the ideal option because it is durable and drains well.

MYTH: The money spent on the park is money that could be spent on more ‘important’ community upgrades, such as our schools or other facilities.
FACT: Funding for the park has been specifically earmarked for three years and will have no impact on any other community initiatives. The Village has more than enough funds to continue meeting the needs of the community and delivering exceptional services.

MYTH: The park comes at the expense of much-needed green space.
FACT: The park was placed in a small portion of the Village Green that was
previously under-utilized. With this in mind, the project will serve to increase public access while the Village continues to acquire additional green space throughout the community

MYTH: The park will be duplicative because the Village already has one.
FACT: The current dog park at 530 Crandon Blvd. was always a temporary location and will close as soon as the new park is complete. The site at 530 Crandon Blvd. will eventually be transformed into an open civic center park.

MYTH: The $800,000 price tag is far more than we should be spending for a park.
FACT: The project went through a very public and competitive bid process, and selected the lowest responsible bidder. The finished park will embody the same level of quality of similar projects recently completed by the Village and will serve the community for generations to come.

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