Rapid Response

March 4, 2011

By Contributor

What do you think of the City Council’s decision to move City Hall to the Newcastle Professional Center?

OK, as long as we can develop where City Hall currently is into a good tax resource (i.e. a great bistro-type restaurant. No fast food allowed!) for the city.

— Jackie Foskett, Newcastle

I think larger space was sacrificed for nicer space when funds are low. Rent could go up substantially before improvements are amortized. Maintenance and storage spaces are still needed.

— Peggy Price, Newcastle

Great move and better accessibility for all.

— Trina Sooy, Newcastle

Love this idea. This would free up the land where City Hall is currently to bring in a much-needed steak house (no more banks).

— Heidi Furman, Newcastle

The move to the Newcastle Professional Center is one of the best things that happened in the city of Newcastle after all these years as a city. It is finally looking like a city with better potential for growth and for long-term establishment. We can’t build a city in a warehouse, and the current space is better fit for commercial development bringing in more tax dollars to the city budget. The City Council handled the matter well with thorough discussion and debate of the matter. The final votes speak for themselves.

— Jesse Tam, Newcastle

We support the City Council’s decision to move City Hall to the professional center.

— Brian Rayfield, Newcastle

If Lake Boren was more accessible for recreational activities, what kind of activities (i.e. canoeing) would you like it to offer?

Kayaking or canoeing would be great!

— Jackie Foskett, Newcastle

Small sailboat rentals, paddle boats and stock the lake with trout.

— John Jensen, Newcastle

At Lake Boren, we would like to see more bike/pedestrian paths (around the lake), canoeing, and a place to eat and sit or picnic.

— Brian Rayfield, Newcastle

I’d like to have the trail around the lake more clearly marked and designated. Make a clear walking path along the north and west portions where the houses are. Canoeing would be great.

— Jana Miller, Newcastle

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One Response to “Rapid Response”

  1. WASTED MONEY on March 4th, 2011 11:09 am

    Trail development needs to stop. to build more and more parks and trails takes away from the nature and propelling aesthetic features Newcastle prides itself in. Trails are meant to be followed not built. making new routes to get around older steeper grades is ridiculous. the rustic sense of trails was the nature of this city. To make all the woods handicap accessible ruins the vibe and you might as well just bulldoze all the woods and put in concrete paths

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