Still, if I were to put my 20/20 hindsight goggles on, I'd say that the fence should have come down on day one if it wasn't going to be timed with the installation of the lights and camera.
The poles went up rather quickly once the footings were poured. These two photos were taken just hours before the lights shone for the first time later that evening.
The camera is the next step. I was told that it will be going on the pole that's the most southern of the three. (The one nearest Monty's house) ☺
I was asking one of the workmen about it and he said they've had many lookiloos watching the progress. Many were hoping for motion sensor lights, or even dimmer lights (funny since they hadn't been on to know about their brightness up to that point). Other's though LED lights would be the way since they don't use as much energy to light.
These heavy scars are deep furrows and it sure seems to me that they would be easier to fix sooner than later. Why wait for the ground to revert back to baked adobe before remedying it?
I know that we have a small parks staff, but this kind of thing should be being taken care of by those that did it, and on their dime too. In the meantime it'll be an obstacle course for those out there kicking a ball around.
While you're at it, how about putting the bolder blockade back in place so that no one can go 4x4ing after hours, in the glow of the new lights? ☺
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There were these two wonderful young people, Jane & Michael. And they meet one day on the street, and Jane says to Michael, "I know a man with a wooden leg named Smith." And Michael said, "Really? What's the name of his other leg?". —Mr. George Banks (Mar Poppins)