We, the undersigned, as residents of Elm Grove, wish to register our objections to the plan being embarked upon by the Village of Elm Grove to construct a paved pathway network in the village with cost estimates for the initial Juneau Boulevard phase exceeding $300,000. We believe the plan is unsupportable on the following grounds:
1. Public Safety: The purported basis for constructing the initial pathway along Juneau Boulevard is safety, yet the available village police department records reveal no history of accidents involving vehicles with pedestrians or cyclists. Village efforts should instead focus on reducing the speed of drivers.
2. Environmental: The creation of a six foot swath with an asphalt path will cause the elimination of untold mature trees and green space while adding to the run off from impervious surfaces.
3. Accountability to Taxpayers: Village government ought not seriously impair the right-of-way immediately adjacent to private property and spend $300,000+ without a clear consensus of support from village taxpayers.
We call upon the Village Board of trustees to reject this misguided plan. Please show your support by signing in.
Concerned Citizens of Elm Grove
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Where the sidewalk ends - Elm Grove residents debate need for additional pedestrian path By LISA SINK Milwaukee Journal Sentinel June 5, 2008 http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspxid=759008 Trustee asks if safety issue exists on Juneau By JESSICA RASMUSSEN email@example.com Posted: May 14, 2008 http://www.elmgrovenow.com/story/index.aspxid=750281 Path plans could cut deep Some homeowners could lose trees By JESSICA RASMUSSEN firstname.lastname@example.org Posted: March 6, 2008 http://www.elmgrovenow.com/story/index.aspxid=724703 Please contact us with questions at: Concerned Citizens of Elm Grove P.O. Box 187, Elm Grove, WI 53122 or email@example.com
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