One of the sites considered for removing the spoils of dredging the Lynnhaven River was in our neighborhood. Just around the corner as a matter of fact.
Everyday when we take the little first grader to the bus stop I’m thankful this poor location was nixed. Everyday when I see other parents walking their children to the bus stop I’m grateful the location was found incompatible with the neighborhood.
I’m thankful our city councilman lives just a few doors down so he could see what a disaster this location could, and would have been. He took some flak from the local media since it’s his neighborhood, but he’s right. Spoil removal doesn’t belong in a neighborhood filled with elementary school children.
The logical site is the Lynnhaven Boat ramp, a city owned facility right next to a major thoroughfare. This location is perfect as it keeps large, dangerous trucks and equipment out of neighborhoods.
Sure, there’s bound to be a few delays to the recreational boater who wants to get out on the water for some fun in the sun, but are a few minutes delay hanging out with friends and family on the dock really worth risking one child’s life? I don’t think so.
Thanks Mr. Jones for your common sense look at this.