As you will remember on December 21st I contacted Robert Parente about the condition of Michael Street Park here is our brief Facebook conversation:
December 21, 2012
Robert D. Hoff
Bob, I tried to reach you at Public works all I got was an answering machine. I would like to discuss the current condition of the Michael Street Park with you. ...
December 22, 2012
Bob Parente Please call me on my personal cell # 203-xxx-xxxx I would to address your concerns. Thanks , Bobby!
On December 28th Mr Poulton posted the following here on Patch:
Friday, December 28, 2012
I hope this doesn't open a "can of worms" but it further relates to the credibility of Mr. Hoff. Last week he posted a story about the condition of a town park at the end of his street. Park never cleaned, graffiti sprayed on benches, etc, etc.. He then complained that Mr. Parente, newly appointed supervisor of PW and a sitting TC member, failed to meet with him to show the condition of the park.
We all could see through him and the real motive in writing the article. I did some digging myself and an extremely reliable source told me the following.Mr. Parente did show up to view the park and as well took pictures.
Today being January 9th, I went up to the park to see what had been accomplished to make the Park a safe place for residents to enjoy the walking path and children to have a safe place to play in and yes I took my trusty camera with me and unlike the alleged pictures that Mr Poulton states that Mr Parente took of the condition of the park I have included pictures that were taken this morning weeks after speaking with Mr Parente.
For those who are familiar with the park unlike Mr Poulton who stated: "What Mr. Hoff failed to tell the readers and again related to me by the very reliable source, is that he himself sprayed painted the benches in an attempt to cover graffiti, which in its self caused further layers of paint to be covered. In otherwords, he defaced town property, falling under the criminal mischief statutes."
You see readers the funny thing about that accussation is that there is not now nor has there ever been to the best of my knowledge any benches in the Michael Street Park and our family has had a house on the street for over twenty years.
The Children,Seniors and Families of Foxon deserve better then the Town and the Public Works department under it's new supervisior has delivered.
I will as they say let the pictures that I took this morning do the talking as they say pictures speak 1000 words.