NORTH CAROLINA – Cary considers acquiring downtown pond for park

The News & Observer:  Cary considers acquiring downtown pond for park
“…they’re worried about setting a precedent of acquiring private land, simply because it’s managed poorly.”
 
By Paul A. Specht
July 28, 2015
CARY – Town leaders are investigating whether they should acquire a troubled private pond near downtown Cary to turn it into a public park.

The Cary Town Council instructed town staff on July 9 to collaborate with the Coronado Village Homeowners Association about the future of the neighborhood pond, located just north of Walnut Street near where it connects to Walker Street.

The pond is encircled by Coronado Way, Ralph Drive and Warren Avenue.

The HOA approached Councilman Don Frantz about potentially acquiring the pond, said Frantz, who relayed the idea to the council. He said the neighborhood has struggled for years with silt buildup, stagnant water and mosquitoes on the pond.

“Very few members of the community actually pay HOA dues,” he said. “They just do not have the resources to maintain the pond, to dredge the pond properly.”  Read more:

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