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greenman

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#1
May 13, 2013
 
It is a shame that the parks in Morganton have become so run down. That the ( parks and recereation dept ) can not or should i say will not keep these parks looking good or to take the time to improve the parks. Bethel park is an eye sore to go to. Cracked payment, over grown trees, bridges that need updated, and with all that room at Bethel park there is not much there for people to do. It would be really cool to see something like an outdoor fitness equipment there to be able to use.( outdoor-fitness.com )Not just there at Bethel but even at the greenway, all this room and nothing. Look around Morganton and you will see so many people with being obesity. It would be nice for Morganton to take a stand and become a leader in what ours parks could be. And more people would use them. I can tell you right now that a lot of business scouts citys to see if they would want to come there and bring jobs, and one thing they look at is the city Parks. Morganton has so many baseball fields, and we don't need more. Morganton could be a place where other city's would like to look like, but it seems as though that Morganton don't want and don't care about these things. They say buy local, how can you when there is nothing here. Got to go to hickory or ashville just to have fun, and with gas so high, how can you. I really think these people in charge ( Director- Gary Leonhardt ) just don't care. If he did then he would take steps to change how Morganton is viewed in this area. Just go walking at these parks and talk with the people there and look for your self on how they look. even freedom park looks bad. not enough places to set and rest, to get something to drink. I hope you all that read this would want Morganton to look better and have fun stuff for everyone to do, to call gary and tell him how important it is to have parks that eveyone wants to go to to have fun. You get some out door training equipment at these parks and there will be a lot more people come to the parks. Just to note I sat and watched the workers that was to mow the grass at bethel park not long ago and there was strips of grass missed and takeing a 45min break before they started and then about 30 mins into mowing they took another 30 min break. WOW. So I ask that if you want Morganton to improve please make a call and bug them untill they do something to improve and lets get all these lazy city people out of there jobs and get ones in there that wants to make Morganton A better place for all.
Donkey Dong

Maiden, NC

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#2
May 17, 2013
 
Morganton is broke because it over built the park system. The Redneck Festival is coming up soon so all the maintenance money for the other parks is being funneled into that event. The Mayor is to blame for the state of the city.
greenman

Greenwood, NE

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#3
May 17, 2013
 
Yeah i see that and what a shame but everyone keeps voting him in when he has caused a lot of stuff to leave morganton and stuff not to come in at all b/c he wants morganton to become a retirement community.
Donkey Dong

Maiden, NC

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#4
May 17, 2013
 
greenman wrote:
Yeah i see that and what a shame but everyone keeps voting him in when he has caused a lot of stuff to leave morganton and stuff not to come in at all b/c he wants morganton to become a retirement community.
And I don't know why the fools keep doing it.
LULZ

Morganton, NC

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#5
May 17, 2013
 
Big Money from West Union street and Riverside Drive keeps on paying for this bull shit. Mel needs to GO!
greenman

Greenwood, NE

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#6
May 17, 2013
 
very true.
LULZ

Morganton, NC

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#7
May 17, 2013
 
Until we get a new mayor and rubber stamp city council this stuff will continue. Sadly, Mel's death won't even stop this corruption. Dr.Hamer? Since 1980! 33 years! Cantrell? He is supposed to "represent" my district. Poor old bastard doesn't know where I live. He doesn't know where HE lives.
greenman

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#8
May 18, 2013
 
:) Lulz

I'm telling everyone i know to call gary and tell him to do something about it, be nice if you would do the same. Tell everyone you know to call, bumb bard him with calls. Taking pride in what could be a real nice place.
dragonfly

Nashville, MI

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#9
May 27, 2013
 
your right greenman.
totalyright

Morganton, NC

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#10
May 31, 2013
 
Gary is a good guy. Maybe you should go have lunch with him and get to know him before you start giving him a bad name.
dragonfly

Morganton, NC

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#11
Jun 3, 2013
 
he could be a good guy, but he sucks at being in charge of parks and service.
what

Morganton, NC

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#12
Jun 3, 2013
 
totalyright wrote:
Gary is a good guy. Maybe you should go have lunch with him and get to know him before you start giving him a bad name.
Come have dinner with me I could charm the pants off of ya But , I cant build a race car no matter how hard I try !

What does him being a " Good Person " got to do with him being a good parks and rec manager?
Donkey Dong

Lenoir, NC

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#13
Jun 3, 2013
 
It looks like with a tax hike coming some of the parks need to closed.
dragonfly

Morganton, NC

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#14
Jun 3, 2013
 
I would as well like to see the parks updated. Not just the parks but the city needs a lot of updateing.
About Time

Morganton, NC

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#15
Jun 30, 2013
 
It needs DOWNSIZING! Too many parks. Have any of you seen a town this size with so many PARKS? POLICE! Have anyone ever seen a town this size with so many POLICE? Think about it before you respond. Its ridiculous. I'm not talking about getting away with a crime. I'm talking about when some one is stopped for ANY reason, there are at least two, maybe four Cars with as many as 8 police there to "Subdue the threat" is overkill. If I were a cop, and couldn't stop an old lady for a seat belt violation without BACK-UP I would resign.
Concerned Citizen

Bostic, NC

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#16
Jul 4, 2013
 
dragonfly wrote:
I would as well like to see the parks updated. Not just the parks but the city needs a lot of updateing.
I don't know where you have been but the city has spent millions on updating Morganton and all it did was result in a tax hike and screwed up downtown streets.
100percent

Morganton, NC

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Jul 4, 2013
 
Concerned Citizen wrote:
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I don't know where you have been but the city has spent millions on updating Morganton and all it did was result in a tax hike and screwed up downtown streets.
I totally agree.

Before downtown was sorta outdated and needed a bit of " Sprucing up" ill admit But , They definitely needed to keep the small town feel to things and they didn't.

Now when you go downtown there is a newish feel to everything but its confusing , not organized , not interesting and not so welcoming .

Its like a whole lot of nothing .
dragonfly

Morganton, NC

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#18
Jul 5, 2013
 
As a friend said to me the other day that is from out of state and this was his first time here to morganton, was saying how it sucked here. Nothing to do, or any places to eat good food. Coming from some one who has 3 business, and who is a great cook. Down town need a lot more improvement, and stuff to do. If you want that small town feel then move to drexal. If i could sell my home then i would move from this place. But no one has jobs to buy a house, and their is allready so many homes for sale where people are tring to get out of here.

“It's cookie'o'clock”

Since: Jul 13

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#19
Jul 30, 2013
 
what is up with the aquatics center? Are they even open anymore? They never answer the phone and they always seem closed. What. The. Hell.
dragonfly

Benton, IL

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Jul 30, 2013
 
GreenJellieBeans wrote:
what is up with the aquatics center? Are they even open anymore? They never answer the phone and they always seem closed. What. The. Hell.
That is a place that needs redone. And the people there are rude. Went to a b-day party there not long ago and i would not have one there with the way everyone acted towards the host of the party. Just really rude towards her.

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