Entries by Dan Lorentz

Recommendation: Move Forward with Boulevard Woods

As expected, Athens-Clarke County's manager and director of Leisure Services are recommending that the Mayor and Commission give us a green light to move forward with the project.  Specifically, staff is officially requesting that the Mayor and Commission:  1. Designate the largest of the three parcels that comprise the Boulevard Woods site for use as […]

M&C Likely to Vote on Boulevard Woods July 3

Our Boulevard Woods proposal will likely be voted on at the Tuesday, July 3 regular session meeting of the Mayor and Commission, according to Pam Reidy, Director of Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services Department. In April, Mayor Nancy Denson and Commissioner Jared Bailey asked Athens-Clarke County staff to review our Boulevard Woods proposal "expeditiously" and make […]

Mayor Requests Expeditious Proposal Review

At the very beginning of Tuesday's Regular Session of the Mayor and Commission, Mayor Nancy Denson requested that Athens-Clarke County Manager Alan Reddish to direct appropriate ACC staff to review our proposal for Boulevard Woods. And she asked that the review be done expeditiously. At the end of the meeting, Commissioner Jared Bailey noted that […]

Request to M&C for Follow-Up Action

Here’s an email sent earlier today to Mayor Denson and a handful of Commissioners requesting timely follow-up action from ACC staff on Boulevard Woods: Dear Mayor Denson and Commissioners: At tomorrow night’s Regular Session meeting, those of us involved with the “Boulevard Woods” effort would very much appreciate a request for staff to work on […]

Update: M&C Action on Boulevard Woods

During a March 13 Mayor and Commission work session meeting, Mayor Nancy Denson asked staff to prepare a review of the Boulevard Woods proposal. This is an important step forward because it gives ACC staff a clear signal that the Mayor and Commission are interested in our proposal. Thank you Mayor Denson! We weren't surprised […]

Tell Them You Support Boulevard Woods

If you support Boulevard Woods, it's time to contact the Mayor and your Commissioners to let them know. At their next work session meeting–Tuesday, March 13–the Mayor and Commission will be discussing the Leisure Service Department and its plans and priorities for the future. The discussion is likely to touch on public support for pocket […]

Dear Mayor: We Need Your Help

Here's a letter we've just sent to Mayor Nancy Denson asking her to give permission to ACC staff to help us work together to move the Boulevard Woods project forward. Mayor Denson has already replied: she says she's looking into the logisitics of how she and ACC may be able to help. This is good […]

BNA/ALT Fundraising Agreement is Signed

Athens Land Trust, a locally trusted 501(c) 3 non-profit with professional staff, will help Boulevard Neighborhood Association administer fundraising for the Boulevard Woods project. The agreement, officially called a memorandum of understanding, between the two organizations has been signed and is ready to go into effect. BNA, which is spearheading the Boulevard Woods effort, sought […]