Residents voice opposition to proposed recreation area

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 08:42 PM.

"I don’t think it’s a good idea. We’re entirely opposed to it," she said.

Another concern was raised about hunting that takes place in the fields and woods around the proposed park site.

"I really don’t agree with it because of the safety of the people and the kids," said hunter Josh Dixon.

"It’s a great plan but you need to put it somewhere else," said Emily Gilmette.

Havelock resident George Corbin said he objected to the city taking his taxpayer money to build a complex that most Havelock residents would not use.

However, Kevin Meads, president of the Havelock Youth Soccer Association, said the current complex off Fontana Boulevard in Havelock was running out of space to support the league, which has more than 300 children.

"We need another place," Meads said.

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