Letter to the editor: Hey, USD 353 board. How about a bathroom on 9th Street?

first_imgEditor’s Note: This week I’m turning over the Sunday blog to Richard Rayl. I couldn’t top this letter below…To the board members of Wellington District 353:I must say, I’m pretty irritated about the 9th street ball facility. I go there to watch my grandson play ball and enjoy watching all the kids play, but I don’t know what you as board members are thinking,Why in God’s name can’t you the members have a porter potty and that facility?I think it’s ridiculous that some of the people have to get in their cars and go somewhere else to go to the restroom!There is always a good crowd there supporting the boys playing ball. I can just imagine when all the out of town team’s come to Wellington to play ball at 9th street, They will all probably start bringing a 5 gallon bucket so they can take a leak in the dugout!   I hope all you board members of Wellington School District 353 are very proud in not providing proper facilities for the players and the spectators.SincerelyRichard Rayl Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (16) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down John · 379 weeks ago Lets go Board members. Get this fixed pronto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a no brainer. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Peter Dragon · 379 weeks ago That is what the creek and trees are for Richard………. You know that having played all your life in the area. Squatters go under the bridge. Actually it would be nice if they would add bathrooms on the visitors side of the football field and also on that corner and at the tennis courts. They are long over due. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down hometown boy · 379 weeks ago I would like to know just where all the money that has been taken in at the football field has gone all these years? Cue can you do a story on that. Like what it was spent on. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Linda Ledesma · 379 weeks ago Well…just an fyi….9th street tennis courts do not have a bathroom facility either but I do not remember anyone ever posting about that. Although I’m sure tennis does not draw the spectators that baseball does so that probably never entered anyone thought process. I would not disagree that a bathroom facility of some sort should be provided. The City of Wellington does provide a portable bathroom at the Wellington skatepark and many of the tennis players/spectators use that port-a-pot. I have had to use the bathroom at sporting events and had to do a little walking to get there so if I have to go I would say….if u need to go…there is a portable bathroom not far from the ball field in 9th Street. Thanks to the City of Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Guest · 379 weeks ago Really. We have a very nice backup facility at 9th street. Everything there was done by volunteers. We have probably the best JV facility in the area and we are complaining about a restroom. Go to Rosé Hill and you have to walk about 1/2 a mile to the restrooms. Eldorado you have to walk about the same distance to the school the walk through the hallways to find one if the building is open. Clearwater is at a park. I have been there when their’s are not open. It will cost a lot of money that we do not have. I would think we would appreciate what we have instead of gripe about what is not perfect. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down taxpayer · 379 weeks ago It’s about time for local government to use the “pay to play” rules. If you want these facilities then pay for them yourselves. Why make taxpayers pay for your recreational desires? I don’t want my property taxes to pay for this. Maybe you should pay a fee for your kids to play ball. There is nothing “FREE” Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down joblow · 379 weeks ago kids already pay a 25 dollar sports fee at the beginning of the year and babe ruth players pay a fee to play also. Playing ball is not free. there is nothing free as taxpayer said. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Crusader Fan · 379 weeks ago I think common sence would rule that bathrooms be provided for a nice facility as was built on 9th street. As well as providing a bathroom on the visitors side of the field at the football field along with building a new one on the home side and also one at the tennis courts. It can not cost all that much to put them in if they were done on a volunteer bases. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down Just me · 379 weeks ago I’m a mom who has missed games because of this. As a handicapped person on crutches, I can get home to my accessible restroom faster than I could schlep to the skate park to use a box that is not made for peoples with disabilities. I think there is something called The Americans With Disabilities Act that says there should be accessibility to restrooms in certain places. Like all of them. Hope no one decides to sue. Report Reply 3 replies · active 379 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Linda Ledesma · 379 weeks ago They have port a pots that are Americans with Disability compliant. Might be something look into. Again regardless of what goes in if anything I’m sure it won’t please everyone. Report Reply 0 replies · active 379 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more