Next week, at the Mayor and Commission’s agenda setting meeting, Boulevard Woods will likely take another step closer to becoming a real park. At its Tuesday, Jan. 20 meeting, the Mayor and Commission will consider a motion to include Boulevard Woods in its regular session agenda for Feb. 3.
If Boulevard Woods does get on the agenda for the regular session—and that seems likely at this point—then the Mayor and Commission will vote Feb. 3 to give final approvals to the project.
A few project organizers will be present at the agenda setting meeting to speak briefly in support of the project and be on hand to answer any questions. It doesn’t seem necessary to flex lots of neighborhood and community muscle in support of the project at this meeting. But if you’re interested, please join us.
The agenda setting meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 20 at City Hall. The meeting starts at 7 pm.
The fact that Boulevard Woods is coming up at the agenda setting meeting means that a lot of behind-the-scenes work has been accomplished since our fundraising efforts concluded successfully about three months ago in October.
Josh Koons and staff at Koons Environmental Design, Inc. have done lots of work in preparing final construction drawings. Staff in Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services, Planning, Transportation and Public Works departments and the Manager’s and Attorney’s Offices have also done much to finalize agreements and plans. ACC Commissioners Kelly Girtz and Jared Bailey and former Commissioner Kathy Hoard played key roles in keeping the project moving forward.
Athens Land Trust, Inc. provided lots of help during this phase, too—and are continuing to do so. The same is true for Boulevard Neighborhood Association’s steering committee.
We’ll keep you posted.
FYI, you can find the draft agenda report on Boulevard Woods here.