We are your neighbors & friends and we are working to make our community better by preserving green spaces and creating fun places! We all live here and love the area we call HOME. The fast growth has impacted us all in many ways >>> Too much traffic, overcrowded classrooms, the need for more first responders, less attention to detail resulting in overgrown sidewalks and too few places to enjoy the outdoors, lack of access to Lake Wylie and more!
We have an opportunity to create local green space like parks & playgrounds, a farmer's market & dog park, lake access for canoe & kayak launch, and so much more. If we don't take it upon ourselves to save some land for future generations to enjoy, there won't be any. Developers are scooping up land everyday for more dense residential development. The negative impact of too much density has already affected our schools and infrastructure. Longer commutes in heavy traffic and higher taxes are inevitable unless we commit to slowing the impact of uncontrolled growth. We need to be in the drivers seat rather than at the mercy of national developers proposing more land clearing and
We, as a community can achieve so much in the way of local amenities that will increase our quality of life in the
Bethel and Lake Wylie area.
If passed, The proposed Bethel / Lake Wylie Land Acquisition and Preservation Park District will allow us to purchase properties intended for passive recreation like disc golf and much wanted community uses like walking trails and community gardens. It also allows for donated properties such as the 5 acres that can potentially become the Dorsey Patrick Dog Park. The district will be able to acquire and preserve local historical sites that are cherished landmarks. Those of us who reside in the footprint of this park district will be able to control our own destiny, save land and create green spaces and fun places that will be the heart of our neighborhood.
We CAN all come together to control our own destiny for less than a dollar a week on an average value home. The cost is capped at 5 mils per year which equals $20 per $100,000 value on an owner occupied home. A $300,000 home would incure a maximum of $60. A five member board will be appointed by County Council to oversee the budget, board meetings will be public and community input will be encouraged. This is OUR home and everyone should have a say in how we grow from here.
It's a small price to pay for Quality of Life.
Your contribution will enable us to market this to everyone in the proposed district footprint. It's important that everyone be aware of the opportunity to VOTE YES for more GreenSpace Nov 3, 2020.