Wednesday, February 3, 2016

6th Graders Speak Out During Watertown City Council Meeting | WWNY

       Listening to the next generation is a good thing and hearing from sixth graders is a different perspective....They suggested a dog park and a homeless shelter while addressing Council.  None of the young citizens called for an end to minimum manning or the need for hiring lobbyists.

       Mayor Butler says he will visit the sixth graders at their school to hear more and that's a good move on his part.

       I always enjoyed visiting schools.

6th Graders Speak Out During Watertown City Council Meeting | WWNY TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports for | Local News

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is sad that a 6th grader understands the importance of follow through better than grown adults. A dog park was approved for Factory Street and city council should be doing everything in their power to assist in making that happen. The newbies get a pass but not so much for Butler, Jennings and Macaluso.

Anonymous said...

It's funny one wants a "Homeless Shelter" careful what you wish for, there's already one on Stone St. courtesy of NOW....2 million was $pent on it....

Anonymous said...

May as well learn the hard lessons in grade school.
Do a class project and go to a pubic meeting. Express
Your support for a cause only to have a new councilman
Suggest that everyone just shut up about it. And others
on council say it won't happen no matter how many signatures
Are brought in.
Excellent demo of how politicians exercise their authority.
Shame on them all. Glad I'm not the mayor going to that class.

Anonymous said...

I especially liked the response of the 6th grade boy who stated that he would like to see a book store open in our area.

Anonymous said...

The dog park was approved so that others could have a place to build one without spending city money. It is now up to the dog fans to build the park instead of crying that they want to take over the park.

Someone like the PARENTS need to explain to student Ella Arnott that perhaps she would like a homeless shelter next to her home. And go on to explain that homeless people are criminals, drug addicts and mentally unstable people, who already have plenty of access to our tax dollars if they want to stop using illegal drugs or start taking their anti-psychotics.

Anonymous said...

I agree Watertown could have had a dog park if someone was not mad that he was not in charge of it, and getting all the so called fame. That was the only way a dog park would have been done and put up Im sure dogs would not have dug down two feet to get sick from so call stuff in the ground. Either way the city has to pay for it one way or the other. SO ITS NOT THE SO CALLED DOG PEOPLE DOING IT ALL THATS A LIE. They want the city to take care of it and be the ones who take the hit if someone gets bit and there will be dog fights that's what they do nose in butt teeth in neck. SO SOMEONE PUT A STOP TO THE 10 YEARS OF BULL CRAP AND LIES.

Anonymous said...

“…start taking their anti-psychotics.”

Clearly you have been off yours for some time.

Anonymous said...

10:48, we don't have bookstores because no one buys books. If they do, it's through Amazon. You can bet that idea didn't come from the kid. Some teacher did the dream. How gushingly PC. But if the schools didn't teach PC, who would?

Anonymous said...

That's because its called dog park fever. Makes people go crazy.

Anonymous said...

9.36 you fooling anyone? Scott, using kids? What is up with you?

Anonymous said...

The young lady suggested a dog park not a specific area and for sure not factory street. She should better not visit their with her family dog anyway as it is not suitable as a children playground according to the DEC.

Guess she thought about Thompson Park as a location. Which would be perfect as it is a family location, a new outside waterpark will be build there and people/ go their with their dogs anyway, as it is a one way destination for families. An added bonus is that no neighbors would be bothered with the noise of barking dogs and yelling owners, if the dog park is at Thompson Park

A dog park would enable the city to enforce the leash law, as right no most of the dogs walked in the park are of leash.
The dog park group is another citizen group as any other group in Watertown who got a place or area at the park like for example the group who build the Fort Drum monument.
So why is there so much unfairness and discrimination against this specific group? They should have the same rights to the Park as all other groups.

Come to think about I do like the idea of a Mercy Park and a dog park in this area too.

Anonymous said...

It's called to much smuggness when it comes to the crowd who go to city meetings and demand their rights. That's why it will never happen.

Anonymous said...

No one wants a dog park and the kids are not going to think should I live here or not if there's not a dog park . They were just given a list of things to talk about. The whole issue should be put to rest or Scott will keep going to the meetings until he dies.He was saying if you could see my face when the girl talked about the dog park yea now there is 6 people who want a dog park.