To Remove Metal Detector Ban in Precinct 4 Parks
To: Harris County,Texas Precinct 4 Commissioner, Jerry Eversole To the Honorable Commissioner Eversole A petition to repeal prohibiting the use of metal detectors in Harris County Precinct 4 area, public parks. Dear Commissioner Eversole, We the undersigned, appeal to you to lift the ban prohibiting the use of recreational metal detectors in your precinct 4 area parks. The precinct 4 area parks offer numerous outdoor activities for thousands of park users. This ban is a unfair restriction, in your precinct 4 area parks, for many people who want to use these parks with their families, because their hobby is metal detecting. Metal detector users help keep the park areas clean by removing dangerous, and many trash metal objects that we find, that could harm other park users. Items such as knives, razor blades, discarded syringe needles, bullets, sharp aluminum can pieces, and many other metal pieces that may possibly injure the public, have all been found in all areas of many parks.We also find crushed aluminum cans, can pulltabs,bottlecaps and other items on top of, and in the ground. When we find these items we retrieve them, and discard of them properly. We do this with no charge, to the county or city, only for the enjoyment of retrieving the few loose coins we are searching for. We do not detect in areas that would prevent other park users from enjoying their use of the park. Most of the items we are searching for, which are dropped coins and dropped modern jewelry items, are only a few inches deep. And by using a small digging tool, we dig a small hole, retrieve the items, and recover the hole afterwards, as to make it not noticeable. Thus we are the only hobby that leaves the grounds in better condition, than when we found them. We consider the prohibited use of metal detectors in the precinct 4 area parks to be an unfair restriction of our public use of the parks, based only upon someone digging up trinkets. We hope you will be able to lift this ban, so that many more citizens can enjoy these park areas for their recreational activity, metal detecting.