To all Wheeling residents.
S.P.A.C.E. is requesting that the Village of Wheeling put Friendship Park on hold because of violations of procedure, and common courtesy.
The Wheeling Park District was a partner in the project and they were NOT consulted on the new plan.
The public which pays the trustees to make decisions based on their input was not invited to a "special event" to review the new plan.
We believe that $100,000 - $250,000 could be saved by competitive bidding.
A permit was improperly issued, because the required tree preservation fences were not put up to protect the trees on the northern edge of the "park".
We demand that the village stop all work on this project until all of the above procedures are properly followed.
No one will suffer if the project is delayed by the 90 days it will take to re-start this project properly, and Wheeling has $100,000 - $250,000 to gain when we get competitive bids.
Please call the village of Wheeling @ 459-2600 to ask that the park be put on hold until competitive bidding is done. We the taxpayers deserve to see if we can save over $100,000 on this project that was improperly started.
Mary Mozal, President
Gary Cohn, Director
Gary Hittleman, Director
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