- Everyone seems to accept the fact that the garden was removed to make way for the new Senior Center addition being planned, but no start date has been announced for that project.
- There were still unharvested vegetables in the garden when it was destroyed.
- Neither Youth Director Trudy Beicht nor Youth Committee Chair Wanda Pertilla had any forewarning that the garden was to be disassembled. DPW workers just arrived and took it apart.
- A daily average of thirty-five kids used the Youth Center during the month of September. Pertilla reported that on a recent night, there were six kids playing basketball and four paid staff members supervising them. (The Youth Department's slice of the 2010 city budget totaled $456,076.)
- No one at the meeting knew what plans, if any, there were for the raised beds that had been created for the garden.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
More About the Garden and the Youth Center
Last night Gossips went to the Youth & Aging Committee to ask about the fate of the raised beds from the Youth Center garden. There was no answer to that question, but some other things of interest were learned.