Sunday, December 6, 2015

With New Council, Gates Continues Push for Dog Park in Watertown | WWNY TV 7

     A local media favorite said on TV 7  this weekend he will get his dog park in Thompson Park, after apparently achieving his political goals for the year.
    SG Gates has two Members in tow and two are opposed. The fifth will be freshman Councilman Mark Walczyk, who would be the deciding vote if it comes to that.
       The other alternative is to abandon it  entirely or at least until the climate changes. That would probably be the best solution.  Those dollars raised ethically should stay in the neighborhood intended. I know I had donated a grand early on as I thought it a plus for the neighborhood.  If it isn't going to happen, I get it. That's politics, but let's be clear.  No one donated money to this man's pet project.   
With New Council, Gates Continues Push for Dog Park in Watertown | WWNY TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports for | Local News

13 comments:

Anonymous said...


How about a Cat Park with Walczk's Dog Park ?
Give it up and bark up another tree.

Anonymous said...

Why are you agreeing to carry your own cross up the hill to be crucified? If the newly elected want to let Gates manipulate them and destroy your work in the process, let them do it on their own. Don't bring it up for a vote FOR them. Make them do it themselves.

Why not just rename it the tenth mountain dog park and then we can get free money from the state and shame all the loser businesses into donating for it.

Anonymous said...

I thought you were the "lesse r of two evils" as Gates had rambled on air during final election weeks. That is, until Butler won and he changed his story.

That said, I don't believe your donation should be returned because it wll no longer be built in your neck of the woods. If anything, donations could go to SPCA. Unless something illegal happens a donation is a gift.

Man, not looking forward to more news clips with this annoying guy. Sorry SG, squeaky wheel gets the grease but if that doesn't work then time to change the tire.

Anonymous said...

The guy is in love with his dog,and that is fine,whatever,but he is expecting the rest of us taxpayers to chip in and build him a dog park to memorialize the mutt,sorry pal but no freaking sale! Sick of him,sick of the issue,put it to rest city council!

Anonymous said...

I just don't get why anyone is letting Scott gates get anything . Just look at his track record, he has lied about what money he started out with just to use it as an arguing point. Never had enough people backing him at the meetings or donations .He is not going to do anything but have cardboard signs and copy paper for years. Wants everyone to do the work and pay for it. Wants free land and have the tax payers pay for the up keep. The park is used by people already to walk there dogs they don't want to put there dogs in a fenced in area so they can get killed by other dogs. Why does he think anyway that he has a right to prime land at the park. If that's a fact I think all the people of Watertown should get five acres to do what ever they want with it. The reason he has taken nine years is because no one wants a dog park. And why would you put it all the way on the other side of town.

Anonymous said...

OMG ... people are sick of hearing about SG and his desire of having a damn dog park in Thompson Park.

The new councilmembers should weigh their votes carefully on this. The majority taxpayers are against this location being used for dogs.

I for one would not go to Thompson Park again if I had to contend with everyone bringing their dogs to a place where families go for outings, picnics, fun and relaxation.

You have a large vacant lot on VanDuzee St now. Use that!

Anonymous said...

It was killed when the Factory St site was announced. Done. Rotting and stinking. It's over. No more.

Anonymous said...

9.20 it was killed by Scott Gates, the paper, and TV seven. All of which did all their best to destroy it. People were giving. People went there the first month with their dogs. No one saw a problem, till the lies became truth. I can tell you the reasons we ditch everything each one had to say. Scott Gates is so afraid he could be portrayed as wrong he will go as far as to have a teen held and questioned at a public meeting. We all know how one way the paper is. Dig the dirt, pound it out, and throw in a big headline! If it's all wrong, retract it later. It still sold papers. TV seven, highest bidders, half truths, and Mel's old not really funny but it's still on. Whatever sells advertising. They all are a joke and should be treated that way.

Anonymous said...

Seems like certain issues, like the Dog Park with Scott Gates and the Council race with Todd DeMarr really hold the attention of the public in the issues that were/are being presented.
In any case, if I were to donate $1000 to something and then it was taken away, I would want my money back because it did NOT happen the way I was told it would.
I would not just WANT my money back in this case, Jeff, I would DEMAND it back.

Anonymous said...

I agree 11:12 if the money was supposed to go to factory street and now its not going to happen it should go back to who ever gave it. because it was given for the factory street dog park and that's all.

Anonymous said...

The council has no right to vote for any one person to build anything with the taxpayers money and it will be the taxpayers money to pay for the up keep. The park is not up for sale if it is anyone should be able to build whatever they want. So what gives Scott gates the right to have a dog park just because he bugs everyone about it .SORRY NOT A GOOD REASON. The taxpayers should vote on those issues not five people. So if you vote ask you're self why and who the hell is he nobody.

Anonymous said...

Really 2:09? Did you take a poll of all those that donated or do you have inside information? We suffer from too many immature people in this town that want to take their ball and go home if they don't get their way.

Anonymous said...

With the mountains of problems in this city you people are still talking about a dog park .Dog parks are fine as long as the taxpayers don't have to foot the bill, but I do agree with you on the park location as a PRIME CHOICE. The 500 club on the south side will never grant the council permission for that to happen .