2011-12-22 / Letters to the Editor

Hundreds of islanders sign Fort Getty petition

Our most grateful thanks go to all of the citizens of Jamestown who signed the petition about Fort Getty. More than 475 faxed, scanned, authorized, photographed, hand-delivered signatures were brought to us in less than six days. We even got two by snail mail. It speaks to the level of concern and interest in Fort Getty. More importantly, it reiterates, once again, the level of commitment that the citizens of Jamestown have to their town. And special thanks to those who came to the meeting. Standing room only was a great show of support.

The Town Council did not allocate land or begin to redesign the park. They formulated a large list of uses that could happen there. They sent that information off to their consultants to do financial analysis. They promised to make the results of that analysis public and to continue to have more public meetings in the formulation of a land use plan for Fort Getty.

And we – Tom Chiginsky, Jemma Craig, Elizabeth Delude Dix, Betty Hubbard, Mary Meagher, Ken Newman and myself – will continue to be there and keep you informed of the process.

Derek Hansen


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