Marietta City Council Talks Dog Park and Leaf Season | News, Sports, Jobs
On Thursday evening, a resident spoke to Marietta City Council about his concerns about the dog park inside Jackson Park.
Julie Stoffel, a friend of the Marietta Community Dog Park located inside Jackson Park, spoke to council about the level of drug use around the park, the only off-leash dog park in Washington County.
“It’s popular with drug dealers and people who come to buy drugs,” she said.
She explained how it was reported to Marietta Police on July 31 that a couple used the picnic lodge and a volunteer found a drug bag, an empty bag with drug residue and drug paraphernalia that had been left behind.
The volunteer cleaned the area with his bare hands, she said.
Stoffel said she spoke to Mayor Josh Schlicher on August 1 and asked for more police presence in the area, even though these were occasional passages. She also asked for more lighting to increase visibility, but on Thursday none of that happened, she said.
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Schlicher reported to council that the town’s maintenance department is finishing cleaning and painting, leading up to leaf season, which begins shortly.
He said if there were tree problems contact the mayor’s office.
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Security Service Director Steve Wetz said there will be a stand-alone finance committee meeting regarding the provision of funds to the Ely Chapman Education Foundation for the American Rescue Plan Act.
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Marietta Main Street West frontman Jackson Patterson handed out flyers about a contextual demonstration and workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
Those interested in the Franklin Street Corridor gather at Gilman United Methodist Church to discuss the creation of projects that “To inspire and enhance the ability of people of all ages to walk, cycle and move safely in our community. “
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Finance and Tax Committee chair Mike Scales said the committee will meet on September 27 to discuss funding for ARPA.
The committee will also meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in executive session regarding the lawsuit between the city of Marietta and the Washington County commission regarding the Devola sewer.
In short :
¯ A pop-up demonstration and workshop will be held on the Franklin Street corridor.
¯ A resident of Marietta shared his concerns about the dog park with council.
¯ The next regular meeting will be held on October 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Armory building, room 10.
Source: Marietta City Council.