Today, I received the following email from my good friend Martha Crosley, director of the Wesselman Park Support Group...
TO ALL CITIZENS OF THE EVANSVILLE AREA WHO HAVE FELT THAT THEIR VIEWS ARE NOT HEARD –NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!
The Wesselman Park/Roberts Stadium baseball complex issue won’t die.
The CVB is still actively pushing it.
But there are those who are not standing still. Wesselman Park Support Group is establishing a committee of the public, business people, and office holders in the Evansville area who will meet to consider the possible uses for Roberts Stadium, its land, and funding for considered projects. These individuals are creative, informed, innovative, and most importantly want to listen to your ideas.
To express your opinions to this committee, please answer the following questions and email or send to the address below:
1. What is your best idea for the use of Roberts Stadium?
2. How would you propose to fund this idea?
3. If Roberts Stadium proves to have engineering or structural problems too big to overcome, how best would you like to see the land used?
Please be specific and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or send to Wesselman/Roberts, c/o Huppert, 2424 Stringtown Rd., Evansville, IN 47711
You MUST provide your name, address, and contact information for your views to reach the committee. We value your ideas and want you to be a part of the democratic process. Thanks in advance for your help. Tell
your friends and family so that everyone who wishes may take the opportunity to participate.
Here’s to slowing down the train! It is time to think and plan carefully. No further consideration should be given to the CVB until more data is gathered, more ideas reviewed, and more comparative plans are brought to the table. How do we know we have the best plan if we only have one?
This is our chance to voice our opinion on what we should do with Roberts Stadium! In the coming weeks, I will be working with the Wesselman Park Support Group to make sure everyone's voice is heard and we do the right thing to ensure that Roberts Stadium has an adequate reuse purpose and it buffers Wesselman Park from the city perfectly.
We have a lot of great things going for us in Evansville including the new downtown arena. Now is the time to step up with a successful plan to save Roberts Stadium, improve Wesselman Park, and build another asset for the city.
Please tell us what you think should be done along with your funding ideas. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!