PETITION TO SAVE THE LITTLE RIVER DAM & REVERSE ZEBULON TOWN COUNCIL VOTE
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WE RESPECTFULLY ASK THAT FOR YOU TO SIGN THIS PETITION YOU BE A RESIDENT OF ZEBULON, LIVE CLOSE TO ZEBULON, HAVE A BUSINESS IN ZEBULON OR REGULARLY VISIT AND/OR TRADE IN ZEBULON. THANK YOU!
To: Mayor and Town Council Members
Town of Zebulon, North Carolina
From: Zebulon's Vision Citizens Group
Re: Use of FEMA Funding Petition
The undersigned respectfully request your reconsideration on the use of FEMA funding. Your vote of January 8, 2018 was for using FEMA dollars, not to repair the Little River Dam, damaged by Hurricane Matthew, but rather to make improvements to the surrounding park area. The Zebulon Vision Group does not understand why the dam cannot be repaired using FEMA funds while researching and applying for grants that would address the updating and improvement of the park area. Repeated questions from our group have not been answered.
It is our feeling that more time is needed for several issues to be addressed. If FEMA funds are used for the dam, could this funding be used as matching dollars to secure a grant for park improvement? What efforts have been taken to look at possibilities to accomplish both the repairs to the dam and to further enhance the park area? You must recognize that the Little River Park is unique because of having the dam as the focal point. It attracts visitors from throughout the county and beyond. We should not lose what makes this a special area, both historically and aesthetically.
We have a rare opportunity in that we have the largest ever group of citizens saying to you, "Let's work together." Knowing that this is the only opportunity to repair the dam with FEMA funds, there is a sense of urgency that we evaluate all of our options. We strongly request that you withdraw your request to FEMA to use the money to fund an alternate project and to explore how we can fully accomplish both repair of the dam and upgrading of the park.
We stand ready to work with you to accomplish these goals.
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