Park makes sense
As we get closer to the November vote we must come out and vote YES for the park complex. A park in Lake Wylie would be a huge addition to the area. As a father of a 3 and 8 year old, we have done all of our outdoor activities in Steele Creek, Rock Hill, Fort Mill or Charlotte. Lake Wylie offers no outdoor recreation. I think many in Lake Wylie do the same. That translates to spending elsewhere causing Lake Wylie to miss out.
With 3,400 new homes approved, what is here for those families looking to move here? Not much. The lake is just not enough. If you do not have a boat the lake is just another body of water.
As a coach, having extra fields would be a huge for games, tournaments and practices. Right now we have to pay to play on certain fields. This causes the league to take money that can be used to help develop our kids. No park means we can’t hold any tournaments. Once again the Lake Wylie economy is losing out on tax dollars.
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If managed properly, the park can be a place we can hold summer concerts with food trucks, farmers markets, fitness boot camps (YMCA), carnivals (like Strawberry Fest, Come See Me, York Summer fest, our July 4th fireworks). These are all ideas that brings in extra dollars to Lake Wylie. It would help pay for the park as well as help our local businesses.
Bottom line: it’s a win/win for everyone in Lake Wylie, and the surrounding areas. It would bring extra tax dollars, increase the quality of life for everyone, would increase property values, and increase/promote the local business community. It just makes sense.
Winston Martinez, Lake Wylie
Thank you, firefighters
Back in January of this year, we had a fire at our home on Lake Wylie. Bethel Volunteer Fire Department was first to arrive on the scene. It was good to see Perry Johnston’s familiar face! Perry and the Bethel crew along with Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Clover Volunteer Fire Department took quick action to control and extinguish the fire. They secured the opening in the wall and cleaned up the fire debris. Many thanks again to all of the volunteers for saving our home! Job well done! Keep up the good work!
Lynn and Allyson Schilb, Lake Wylie