Action Reflects Public Commitment to Open Space Protection

The City Council believes that open space is essential to maintaining a suburban quality of life in our community. Especially as we pursue higher density development in our downtown, the protection or acquisition of parkland will acquire even greater importance. Acting on this priority, the Council voted unanimously this week to acquire property adjacent to Glenwood Lake, with the purpose of expanding the park. The City’s share of the acquisition cost comes from our Parks and Recreation Impact Fee. Additional funding was secured by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and by contributions from Glenwood Lake residents.