TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HEARS “STATE OF THE CITY,” DOG PARK LOCATIONS, AND MORE ON PRAYERS

TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HEARS “STATE OF THE CITY,” DOG PARK LOCATIONS, AND MORE ON PRAYERS

After an electrically-charged preamble to the Twentynine Palms City Council meeting, a previously discussed issue was resurrected. The Council also reorganized itself and sniffed out locations for a dog park. Dan Stork has details…
The chilly night led the Twentynine Palms City Council to make short work of a ribbon cutting at the electric vehicle charging station at Bucklin Park.

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Twentynine Palms City Council members Jim Harris, Jay Corbin, Dan Mintz, and Cora Heiser do the heavy lifting as Mayor Joel Klink cuts the ribbon for the electric vehicle charging station in Bucklin Park.

Back at City Hall, outgoing Mayor Joel Klink delivered the State of the City address, stressing achievements and ongoing efforts in fiscal soundness, parks, streets, and marketing of the City. He also delivered the Employee of the Year award to Ryan Waddell, and the Mayor’s Recognition award to Irene Cruz. At the end of the meeting, Klink turned the gavel over to Dan Mintz, who will serve as mayor for the coming year. Jay Corbin was chosen to be Mayor Pro-Tem.

Animal Control Officer Rick Boyd presented numerous alternatives for a dog park location, about half of them on land already owned by the city, and the rest on land that would have to be acquired. The Council rejected all alternatives that would require purchase of land, and also rejected Pioneer Park, Luckie Park, and the land where the 29! sign is located, leaving land near City Hall and in Knott’s Sky Park to be considered for public comment and future Council action.
During public comment, several speakers—including this reporter—revived the issue of invocations before meetings. Council members Jim Harris and Cora Heiser, each expressing some regret for how they expressed themselves on the issue at the previous Council meeting, led a move to bring back the discussion to a January meeting.

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2 comments to TWENTYNINE PALMS CITY COUNCIL HEARS “STATE OF THE CITY,” DOG PARK LOCATIONS, AND MORE ON PRAYERS

  • Steve Spear

    I want to offer my thanks to Dan Stork for stepping up to the plate and effecting action with the city council of 29 Palms.

    I also want to say that I regret not getting his concerns about invocations onto the agenda in 2009 or 2010 when I should have.

    Good job Dan.

  • Amber

    I hope plans for a dog park located in Twentynine palms is followed through with, I love taking my dogs to the dogs park for the exciting atmosphere and socialization for the dogs and the doggie parents. It’s unfortunate that the only place to enjoy this kind of interaction with the dogs is located in Yucca. I live in Twentynine palms and it’s about an hour drive round trip just to enjoy the dog park. Sadly, dogs are not allowed in most areas of our community. Dogs are not allowed in any of the parks and the dogs are allowed in the Joshua tree national park just not allowed on the trails.

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