Chairman Raber appears to have been surprised by the support for preserving Blackburn Park. Support has been overwhelming to preserve that wonderful property as a recreation area for all the people.
I began collecting signatures at the end of May because bids for logging the property were due the next week. Asking for signatures on a petition proved to be a great way to begin conversation about the park.
Long time residents knew nothing about the plan for logging and overwhelmingly wanted the park preserved. Newcomers who knew nothing about the park wanted more information and voiced great support for preserving it.
Blackburn Park petition collection continues to be successful. The commissioners may not want to see our petitions; but they cannot deny the power of well-informed citizens.