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What Would You Like To See In Murphey Candler Park?

A Patch series asking you, what would you like to see in our city's parks.

 

Brookhaven becomes a city at 12:01 am on Dec. 17, and one of the responsibilities our new municipality will be undertaking is maintenance of local parks.

A couple of weeks ago, a loyal reader suggested this idea to us: Patch could serve as a source of information for our if we asked residents, what would they like to see in our city parks?

So, for the next eight working days (Monday through Friday, Aug. 20-29), Patch will be running a series of articles asking you: what would you to see in a specific park? Maybe slides or play areas, or more picnic tables, perhaps. What about swings, monkey bars, or baseball fields? Or maybe better lighting or safer parking areas.

For Tuesday, Aug. 28, we're asking you about . So share your thoughts with us in the Comments section below, or drop us an e-mail. We'll be happy to publish it.

Eric H August 29, 2012 at 05:04 PM
I've had slight involvement with the conversations with Dekalb to "fix the things the prior contractor neglected to finish" which is the erosion stuff. So would be pleasantly shocked if they had also applied for an EPD permit to redredge. If I ever see Bob I'll ask. But probably won't use up my self allocated amount of emails or phone calls to ask.
Eric H August 29, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Good points on getting recognition. I go by there all the time but haven't been inside lately, I need to do that. I'm interested to see the PATH trail
Steve Walker August 29, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Remember the emails uncovered by the Open Records request done by B'haven Yes where Dekalb County and No City were in cahoots ? "Murphey Candler shoreline erosion is horrible. We’re in violation of State regs. Problem has existed for years. Engineering has requested a permit form DNR. Start the work now. The CEO would get major points if he toured the shoreline and park with the neighborhood"
Joni August 29, 2012 at 05:52 PM
It would be great if the county did go ahead and fix the erosion problem - would save the City of Brookhaven money in the long run. I was hoping the "uncovered" communication would encourage the county to actually finish what they started at the lake. Hey - a girl can dream.
Eric H August 29, 2012 at 06:54 PM
@Steve, yes the Murphey Candler shoreline erosion project mentioned in the email list had been underway. Some people from DeKalb came to our HOA meeting to present the plan. Unfortunately the person who wrote the plan had left employment with the county, and much of it was just handwritten sketches so the staff was not fully able to give an explanation on some issues. The neighborhood has some people with experience and they discussed some of the design shortcomings. While folks recognized at that point that a delay would risk the project with the Brookhaven City vote already passed by the legislators. But the feeling was that it wasn't right to spend money on a plan that might not work or be as effective. The county people after meeting with these people agreed that they should revise the plans even though it meant supplementing the EPD application. It was felt this would not delay things. Unfortunately it might have. Though none of this involved dredging the lake.

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