I (we) the undersigned wish to express our dissatisfaction with the physical conditions and operational limitations of the Gil Bath House and Beach at Crystal Lake. We also recognize that the present status and future use of this unique public resource is unfortunately constrained by the size and disposition of the existing site- which severely limits all options for significant improvements; that the majority of the beach frontage has been additionally impaired by the diminished condition of the protecting wall; And that the present and future Community use of the lake is further threatened by the insecure relationship with the abutting property at 20 Rogers Street. Therefore, we call upon the City of Newton to apply all possible means to acquire the adjacent (uninhabited) property at 20 Rogers Street- to restrict further private development, and to secure it for the perpetual protection, use, and enjoyment of the Citizens of Newton as the first step toward a truly viable and renewed Crystal Lake swimming facility and park. Note that after you sign you will see a donation screen. This is for the petition site and not for betterlake.com. Feel free to donate if you wish, but it does not support our efforts to create a better crystal lake.