After passage of a $28.00 parcel tax that will garner the City of Wildomar almost $350,000 for maintenance, operations and programs the City of Wildomar will re-open, one, two or three ?, of its parks on April 12, 2014 by holding a swap meet, at $20.00 per spot, to go along with the Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt.
To add to City Officials confusion of what a park is for, the vendors will be allowed to set up their stalls at the same time children are running about hunting for hidden trinkets, paid for with about $1,000 of their parents parcel tax.
While looking over the vendor application for this day one can’t help notice the Section titled B: “Power Restrictions which requires a vendor to use either a Quiet Generator or No Power as no power is available at the park. Seems to me I recall power was added to the park for the failed “Farmer’s Market” back in March and April of 2010 when receptacles were added to the light poles in the parking lot at a cost of $3500.
Other than this fiasco that will occur at Marna O’Brien Park the other parks are progressing.
Marna O’Brien is having some work done on the parking lot, courtesy of most recent grant. None of the drains are marked and it looks like none of the filters have been replaced or repaired as required by the Regional Water Board Best Management Practices (BMP)but whats a little polluted water.
The grass, along with the shrums, at Windsong is coming along nicely. There is still the issue of replacing tables under the gazebo and the ugly fence is still in place.
Heritage Parks is being worked on with large amounts of dirt being removed today Friday April 4.
Many of the plants appear to have been scraped away in the process, but hey its only taxpayer money and donated time so what the heck. With any luck the rains will hold off returning large amounts of water and sediment, at least until people have had a little time to use it.