After a couple of surprises, Common Council’s OPEC (Operations, Planning & Evaluation Committee) formed a subcommittee last night to explore siting a dog park and splash park contained in the proposed Neahwa Park Master Plan. One surprise was Council member Michelle Frazier’s communicating the idea that the splash park be set up in Muller Plaza, so kids can play while parents lunch nearby. “I don’t think that will happen,” said Mayor Gary Herzig. Two was her observation that an informal dog park has already developed on Fair Street, and the path of least resistance might be to site it there. “I don’t want to put it anywhere just because it’s cheap,” said the mayor.

Council member Dave Rissberger, the OPEC chair, said he’ll participate in the subcommittee, which will include another council member, two City Hall staffers, and two staffers from the Parks & Rec Department.

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