Scott Klink's defining moment for Floyd County
Does Floyd County have enough park land? Can it have enough? Scott Klink is certain of the answers.
He feels fairly sure of yours, as well.
In any event, Klink wants to believe that people believe a county must be more than its storefronts. Business matters but so does getting away from business. Klink asks that his county believe it is high time — the clock ticks — to stand up for a better quality of life.
“It’s not about taxes and revenue all the time,” Klink said. “At some point, it needs to be about what’s good for people.”
The county is considering the future of land on and around its to-be-shuttered annex — its one-time poor house — on Grant Line Road. Options seem to include selling some, most or perhaps all of what Klink said totals 18 acres.
Klink is involved officially as president of the New Albany-Floyd County Parks Board, which operates Sam Peden Community Park right behind the annex. He is involved unofficially as a citizen who, when traveling, marvels at how well some places make the most of nature. They appreciate that more and more pavement is not the only sign of progress. Anyway, Community Park is under attack, by Klink’s reckoning.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Moss: "Community Park is under attack, by (Scott) Klink’s reckoning."
Earlier this week, Dale Moss picks up where my recent column, ON THE AVENUES: The usual suspects, and a future held hostage, left off.