Haas Park Gets $50,000 From Wayne County for Improvements

Wayne County Commissioner Joseph Palamara visited Trenton City Hall Monday to personally present grant money the the City of Trenton for Haas Park.

A recent grant to improve Haas Park in the amount of $50,000 was approved Monday by the Trenton City Council.

Wayne County Commissioner Joseph Palamara visited Trenton City Hall to personally present the grant money to council.

Joann Perna, director of parks and recreation, said the money would be used to buy and install new playground equipment and a picnic shelter.

There was no mention of any of the funds being allocated to improve the last year.

A date for demolition had not been scheduled as of Friday.

michelle October 24, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Well, I can talk to Joann. I agree with c-ya. Waiting until spring would probably be best. That is when they are doing Haas. I doubt anyone would complain about us cleaning and making things pretty for the city. Maybe they will even scrape a few dollars up. If not, I am serious about buying the paint. I will definitely work it out with the city though. Maybe I can talk the Masons into helping us too. :-)
cscharlt October 24, 2012 at 03:04 PM
I'm not sure how you perceived my commend as arrogant or neglectful of other city residents. I was merely providing a different perspective as to how the money could be used to invigorate activity in other areas of the city that desperately need it, which in turn would provide more long term tax money to fund activity elsewhere. I was referring to something in the West Jefferson, not West road area. My apologies for the confusion. I also don't need to be lectured about the park building or park, of which I ATTENDED as a child. If it was of true value to you and the majority of city residents, then it wouldn't have gone so long without maintenance. So, Cya, if you're so big on brotherly love, why don't you go get some brothery love from those Riverview residents that use the park to fund some work as well? Stop attacking others via comments on a public site about education in brotherly love - as this isn't very conducive to your cause.
c-ya@theballgame October 25, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Your post, which was the first post about the article sounded very condescending. So if you think I was attacking you...I was.. because you threw it out there first. As if we weren’t holy enough to receive one because we have a bar and a liquor store down the street and we aren’t in “your” area of the city….hence my post that we boast 3 churches. I don’t think I perceived it incorrectly by the way it was worded. I don’t think Michelle did either. And for the record I don’t even know who Michelle is….. She could be a teenager in Alaska….promising to buy paint. I’ll find out …..in May. If you worded your post incorrectly… I apologize…but the additional comment about putting it “downtown” puzzled me because we have Rotary Park, Slocum Park and Elizabeth Park all in that area. And, that is why I posted the brotherly comment meaning that you should be happy for any improvement for your neighbors even if we aren’t “next door” neighbors. Any improvement to Trenton is a good one. And I agree about Downtown….it needs help……but the “grant” was for a “Park“….. as you acknowledged in your post. Continued..........
c-ya@theballgame October 25, 2012 at 03:19 AM
The City of Trenton still held North Trenton‘s VOTING precinct at the HAAS park building, until last year when they condemned it. The PRESCHOOL was still operating up until the day that the city condemned it. If it was good enough for all of them ...how was I to know it was in “dire” need of being demolished. You can’t tell it from the exterior unless you walk around the building and inspect it yourself. And it is a cement block structure, so the pebbled exterior doesn’t say much as siding could fix that. They haven’t put any money into that building in years, BUT rented it up until the month that the city inspectors went over there to condemn it. Where did all of that rental money go? West Road? It didn’t go for any visible improvements to the building that is for sure. Continued........
c-ya@theballgame October 25, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Then …yes….North Trenton residents took a stand and went door to door and signed petitions….I was one of them…as well as many others…..use the search button at the News Herald web site to review it if needed. And, as far as you attending the building and the park as a child…..You and I were probably playmates…..and you probably had Riverview playmates as well. I pay Riverview School taxes because they adopted us…..because Trenton didn‘t bother to. But I still pay Trenton property taxes and expected that the building was being inspected. They sure liked my inspection fees to make sure my house was safe. Why not a public building? If Riverview needs help with their parks I’ll help them…..but it our own Parks and Recreation Dept. in Trenton……that never re-invested the monies from renting the building…..that is why it must be demolished. And…….so we go from here.


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