Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 3:01 PM
To: Nancy Kramer
Subject: Fwd: Ordinance for limiting the use of Huntley for Dog Owners
Dear Selectboard good afternoon,
Regarding the proposal to restrict dog owners from using Huntley Meadow. Instead, I propose that we restrict the use of the playing fields at Huntley Meadow to Norwich recreational teams only. Soccer, Lacrosse, and Ultimate Frisbee players from other towns are making it difficult for Norwich citizens to walk their dogs. This influx of sporting teams was made possible by the expansion of the playing fields and consequent reduction in the size of the "meadow". Please don't blame the dog owners if there is no place to walk their dogs but on the playing fields.
There is a sizable group of dog owners who meet and socialize regularly at the "Meadow". These town residents have a right to enjoy the use of the town's resources. Give dog owners a perimeter space of 50 feet for dog walking and fit the fields within that. Otherwise, I suggest you change the name to Huntley Fields or Huntley Parking Lot.