The City Council at their Tuesday, April 2oth meeting at 7:45PM will vote on Order 2021-104, which will delete the Ordinance section 172-2, which does not allow sale or consumption of alcohol on Parkland in Melrose.
I need your help in defeating this order otherwise, the city will be allowed to have organizations to sell or consume alcohol on parkland in Melrose - this would include any parks such as Melrose Common, Bowden Park, Mount Hood, or any of the 20 parks in Melrose. The Mayor is recommending this to help economic development in the city - but at the cost of safety for all residents and families who live near these parks. The city has not recommended any mitigation procedures or preventive measures to address any potential drunkenness or public safety issues. If this order goes through, the one-day liquor licenses to organizations wishing to have activities at the parks whereby they could sell or consume alcohol, would require that parks be shutdown for other activities that day - preventing families and children from using them. This is disgraceful and the order should be voted down by all councilors.
Please contact the City Council by email at www.cityofmelrose.org, and tell them you are against this order and that alcohol should not be sold or consumed on any city park where children and families frequent.
I am not advocating one decision over another, but simply clarifying that you may of course also contact them if you are FOR the order!
Thanks so much for clarifying that John, though if it's a given, I have no idea why you felt you had to comment also. Oh well, my bad!
Ohhhhhhhhhhh, that's different! I thought you were just trying to be an, well you know. My error!
As someone who has lost a parent to dementia, I am thoroughly disgusted that you would choose to use that as a flippant comment to insult either me, or anyone. Regardless of how much we may disagree on ANY issue, you should be ashamed of yourself for using such a crippling disability as a put-down.
John, your insulting and patronizing commentary indicates your lack of character, and it devalues any message you might be intending. Telling someone they need rest is just as denigrating as accusing them of having dementia.
Sadly, this is how too much of Melrose communicates, and it indicates what a poor public discourse exists here. Very disheartening! But then it does start at the top, with the 2nd Floor of City Hall, where patronizing, denigrating, untransparent, etc. define the way this and the previous two administrations conduct our city's business.
Sweet! Can they sell beers at the Little League games?
"Sweet! Can they sell beers at the Little League games?"
Only to the players, who should be required to finish their beverage before playing. It would make play much more interesting. At least they won't be driving home.