The school district has done it again. They created changes within the village on high school property, which affect our views without input from neighbors prior to planting the bank surrounding the baseball field with 80 trees. Half of the trees will grow to be 60-feet plus. Ocean view is important to all of us and with this forest of trees many residents will be affected. In addition, the use of eucalyptus is also a major fire hazard and of concern to many of us.
The baseballs continue to plummet our neighborhoods on St. Ann’s, Browncroft, Fen Way and Wilson Streets, with over 800 baseballs collected to date. Since the field was reoriented, it is just a matter of time before someone gets hit by a baseball flying over the fence at an alarming rate of speed. We can only imagine what the consequences will be.
There is a scheduled workshop with school board members and the public on March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the school district offices. We urge anyone who is concerned about our public safety from baseballs and blockage of our treasured views to attend this meeting of upmost of importance to us all.
Stephen and Jamie Crawford