In response to a request by the Friends of Glen Providence Park, and due to the impact the outcome of the 3rd Street Bridge/Dam Project will have on Media and the surrounding community, Media Borough Council held a second Special Meeting about the Project on October 13, 2011. At that meeting, the Friends of Glen Providence Park presented a petition with 836 signatures to Borough Council: 526 from Media Borough and 310 from surrounding communities. What follows is the text of that petition, which was conducted before PennDOT clarified in November 2011 that its 80% funding would cover even more options than previously realized, including dam removal and stream restoration.
We, the undersigned residents of Media, Upper Providence and Delaware County, support the Friends of Glen Providence Park in their efforts to protect and enhance Delaware County’s oldest park, which we value as an important recreational and natural resource. We agree that the new dam and bridge on West Third Street must preserve the park’s natural environment and character, and remain a safe access to the park for all. We urge our public officials to create a lasting positive contribution to the area, whose prosperity is tied to its historic charm, family-friendly neighborhoods and Glen Providence Park itself.
Regarding the redevelopment of the dam and bridge on the West Third Street border of Glen Providence Park, we ask the public officials of Media Borough, Upper Providence and Delaware County to:
– Maximize public participation in the design of the dam and bridge;
– Minimize the project’s damage to Glen Providence Park, especially plant and animal life;
– Create a pedestrian/bicycle greenway on the Third Street Bridge, open only to emergency motor vehicles;
– Enhance the beauty of the dam, bridge and surrounding area.
Thank you for listening to your constituents and neighbors of Delaware County.