At this week’s Flin Flon City Council meeting residents of Riverside Drive again expressed their concerns about having a dog park in the ball diamond in their neighborhood. As explained after the last meeting their concerns include child safety, noise, smell and increased traffic on an already narrow street. They suggested other locations that are away from residential areas some of which Council said are outside of their jurisdiction. It was also noted there could be a hardball league starting if enough kids are interested and the ball park would again be used. The residents said they are not against a dog park just the suggested location. The residents suggested those interested in a dog park form a committee and find a suitable location. Deputy Mayor Ken Pawlachuk noted they already have too many parks to take care of so using an existing park would prevent another park from being added to the list.
Councilors Bill Hanson and Pawlachuk said the issue is still under discussion, no final decision has been made on a location and they will take their suggestions under advisement.
Council also received a letter from Manitoba Hydro’s construction crew thanking the city and their crews for they cooperation and assistance during the process of replacing poles and improving the power grid in Flin Flon.