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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fix Graydon Now: Big "march" next Wednesday 9/9

Organizers of a group calling itself "Fix Graydon NOW!" say it was formed to represent the 1600+ Ridgewood families who have pledged their support for a new pool facility and to communicate to Village Council the necessity to make a decision with that in mind.

According to the group, "Unfortunately, we are up against a growing group of residents who do not even want a compromise - they just want to follow the same course that's been already been tried at Graydon for more than ten years without success, which is more and more water treatment techniques. However, we all know that this isn't about trying one more time to spruce up the existing outdated concept of a bathing beach – this is about once and for all providing residents with the same filtered, clear bottom swimming facility that other towns enjoy."

The Fix Graydon Now! group has organized a "march" to the next Village Council meeting on Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 pm. At that meeting, the Preserve Graydon Coalition will make a formal case to Village Council to stop the search that's already underway for design services, and to continue "the rather expensive, and futile attempts to treat the existing pond water." Fix Graydon Now invites residents to gather at 6:30pm on 9/9 at Vets Field North (corner of Linwood and Maple) for a "bold, unified march" to the Village Council meeting. The goal is to "pack the Courtroom to reassure the Council that they are on the right track and shouldn’t let (the Preserve Graydon Coalition) hurt the progress that’s already been made."

All interested residents, young and old, are invited to bring friends and neighbors. They also ask if possible for attendees to wear blue shirts and carry "creative" signs.

Darn, wish I could go but I'm booked for a class that night...it should make for an "interesting" meeting at Village Hall! If you go, let me know what happens! I'm excited to see people getting riled up and taking action instead of just letting things "happen" in the Village.

Any questions, contact Fix Graydon Now at fixgraydonnow@gmail.com.

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