|Pedestrian gateway to Leddy Park.|
Dark, poison ivy, area avoided by residents.
Woman scared to go inside with her dog.
Taxpayers funded $670,000 worth of repairs and improvements in FY10/11 but the numbers for the completed projects only total $257,713.32. This means that in FY10/11 Penny for Parks only used 38% of the funding afforded by this dedicated tax . These numbers are based on the fact that there is a FY11 carryover of $ 412,286.68 in the FY12 (the 3rd year of Penny for Parks) projected budget of $773,286.68.
There are more maintenance projects than funding can support so why isn't PFP using 100% of the funding the tax provides? PFP needs to stop spinning it's wheels, get a mission statement and effective process in place that gets things done on a schedule that can keep pace with the annual funding that is being provided by the Penny for Parks dedicated tax. The results since inception (FY10/11) are disappointing at best.