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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Athens Patch has published a short post about (and a few photos of) Boulevard Woods.
The Athens Banner-Herald ran an editorial in support of exploring public/private neighborhood parks like 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At its annual business meeting yesterday, Boulevard Neighborhood Association (BNA) voted by acclamation to amend its bylaws to create a "neighborhood park/public green space standing committee." The new committee, with an elected standing committee chairperson, is charged with coordinating with county departments and other organizations to manage and maintain Boulevard Woods and to fulfill any […]