Merrimack, NH Parks
Out of state and out of town users are destroying our beautiful parks with their garbage and hypodermic needles. As we had to do at Wasserman, we now should do for all our parks. No out of town people should be allowed at our beaches without having to pay a fee and the police should be patrolling frequently, due to the hypodermic needles found on our beach yesterday, amongst the discarded fishing gear, hooks, and plethora of trash. This is a public health issue and also a way for Merrimack residents to make sure their parks are preserved for our families. This is our town, our home, and our taxes. This petition will be sent to the Town Manager and Town Council asking for this to be put on a ballot to allow residents to make decisions about the upkeep of our community. When only two out of12 license plates at our park are New Hampshire plates and the rest are Massachusetts, it proves outsiders have no interest in preserving our natural resources, yet they have no problem destroying them because it does not affect their communities. We should no longer be forced to put up with this type of disrespectful behavior and associated expenses that will ultimately be put on our backs in our taxes. We should have someone at the park entrances collecting fees, which would open a job for someone in our town, and they would also be responsible for reporting license plates to the police department of those who litter up our parks. Keep Merrimack beautiful!