MIXED MESSAGES ON DOG PARK
Trying to get straight answers about the Proposed Bethel Dog Park is a challenge. I keep hearing it's not going to cost the Town any money. If you look past the initial building of said park, you will find that being a “Town Project” the burden of operating and maintaining of said park seems to be falling on the taxpayers. I've heard that the park would not be open in the winter. Then I hear it will be. I heard the committee (dog park committee) will police the project. Then I heard the town would be responsible to form a committee to oversee the building and operating of the park. I heard the project would definitely NOT interfere with the snowmobile trail. Then there is the appearance of two different plans to move the trail. So let's get some real answers!
If you, too, have questions and comments about the Proposed Bethel Dog Park, please come to the Public Meeting scheduled for Feb. 13, 2013 at the meeting room, Bethel Town Office, 6 p.m.
Being a dog person, myself, I would not expose my dog to a fenced in area with strange dogs. I would question whether these dogs are up to date on their inoculations and wonder what their personalities are (passive, aggressive). I would not expose my dog to the possibility of diseases carried by strange dogs that are spread by urine (that cannot be picked up) and feces. Parvo virus is already in Rumford. We don't need it here.