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E.S. Rose Park Community Meeting Oct. 13, 2018


Background


Why We’re Here ● Belmont requested an amendment to Rose Park lease to build a batting facility in early 2017. ○ Current batting facility is at Greer Stadium ○ Belmont players currently change and receive treatment before going to Rose Park ● Bill 2017-662 amended the lease to allow an 80x120-foot batting facility on the northern portion of Rose Park ○ The bill increased the lease payment by $5,000/year, to be split among Parks, Rose Park Middle and Carter-Lawrence Elementary ● The bill was signed into law in May 2017.


Why We’re Here ● After the bill passed, residents expressed concerns about: ○ Location: the building would be built on a hill with historic significance, and near residences ○ Lease payment: residents asked that Belmont pay more to use an additional part of the park ○ Use: residents asked about terms of public use of the facility ○ Expansion: some residents didn’t feel comfortable with Belmont using more space


Why We’re Here ● In response, Belmont officials, Edgehill residents and several Councilmembers held a variety of meetings. Those meetings have been held between June 2017 and July 2018. ● From those meetings, CM Sledge has proposed a new amendment, to take the place of the current amendment.


New Amendment ● The new amendment attempts to address the issues brought up in the meetings over the last year. ○ Location: the building would be built next to the baseball field ○ Lease payment: Belmont would pay approximately $40k more annually to pay for a staffer to open Easley Community Center on Saturdays ○ Use: Public will be able to use the batting facility and a conference room on the second floor ○ Expansion: Building will be Metro’s property (same). Belmont will pay for repairs/shifts in courts


Sept. 19, 2018 meeting â—? 68 people attended the Sept. 19 meeting at Midtown Hills Precinct (26 of whom provided input sheets)


Sept. 19, 2018 meeting ● What I Like … ○ New location ○ Youth activities/engagement/use ● What I Don’t Like ○ Use of public land ○ Belmont lease payment amount ● I want more information about: ○ Who pays for construction? ○ How to use/reserve facilities


Communication for Oct. 13, 2018 meeting â—? CM Sledge passed out 1,000 flyers on Sat., Sept. 29 and Wed., Oct. 3


Community Asset Mapping Exercise


Community Asset Mapping


Community Asset Mapping


Community Asset Mapping


Community Asset Mapping


Community Asset Mapping


Community Asset Mapping


Community Asset Mapping Exercise

Profile for Colby Sledge, Metro Council District 17

Discussed Presentation - Oct. 13 Rose Park Meeting  

Discussed Presentation - Oct. 13 Rose Park Meeting  

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