Thank you for the comments because you are exactly right. The Town Council did not have a choice in what would be on the land being sold by Duke Energy. Yes, it is sad that the Optimist fields are moving to other land as I as well as many others grew up there playing sports. However, these same people remember Plainfield 3 Wal-Marts ago and you do not hear anyone complaining about the shopping east of Plainfield. Times change and we all have to deal with it...so to those of you can't move somewhere that does not have rapid change due to rapid growth that benefits its residents.The town of Plainfield isn't selling the land, Duke Energy is. It's been zoned commercial, so why wouldn't Duke Energy sell it to a commercial business?
And the Town Council has been working with the Optimists for several years to find a new site for the youth sports -- which they did, at the old Boys School site.
Blaming the Town Council because one private business is selling land it owns (and was kind enough to let the Optimists use all these years) to another private business doesn't make much sense.
Hats off to the Town Council for all that they do, including the smoking ordinance, Metropolis, trails, parks, etc. Thank you!!