The NHPlus crew received calls this afternoon about additional sports equipment – soccer goal posts – that were set up today (Monday) in the field space closest to the parking area at Brodie Park South. Our photographer took a drive to that park area and this is what she saw:
- one steel POD;
- two portable light units;
- a half-dozen or so steel tackle sleds;
- metal frame stands;
- and white lines and circles drawn onto the grass;
- as well as mud tracks where vehicles routinely drive across the field.
Where, one wonders, is Attorney Branse, the town Planning & Zoning attorney, who at the end of the practice season last year took one trip to that park, and declared there was no organized sports practice taking place in that park area? One thing is for sure: He is nowhere near the park in the evening when the fields are artificially lit, and the sounds of whistles and calls and cheers ring out loudly in that quiet, residential neighborhood, three – sometimes more times a week, while cars enough to transport 130+ kids and their parents pile inside the park and along the narrow road . While barely a half mile down the road, parking lots sit empty and fields go unused.
Hard to understand how those who are paid to protect our homes and neighborhoods from such invasions have all turned their backs on the residents of this one neighborhood, disregarding zoning rules and safety issues, just so that 4 teams of one sport don’t have to split up and hold separate practices in different areas. Truly hard to understand and to justify.