This evening has been interesting in the little borough of Downingtown. The Borough Council had their meeting and during the meeting the subject of Kardon Park was brought up yet again. The solicitor that, according to my understanding, is handling the legal issues for the borough suggested what the council could do to limit liability if someone should become ill or hurt while visiting the area west of The Ponds. The suggestions seemed reasonable to even a council member who sided with "Friends of Kardon Park" other than than the woman spearheading the commotion. The solicitor cited Ms. Feldman specifically and she agreed that she had said that it was not safe to develop on the site because of the contamination. When called on the point Ms. Feldman said that that was right, but it was safe to be a park. If development was to go on then the soil would be disturbed and be dangerous, but if not disturbed then it was fine. Really? Have you ever taken a young child anywhere and had them put things in their mouths including dirt Ms. Feldman? Is this not an act of disturbing the soil? What are you going to say to the mother whose child is now seriously ill because they happened to have digested some of the soil? Oops?
The arguments went on with Ms. Feldman pushing nothing more than her agenda. So I looked up some of the chemicals that were allegedly dumped on this site and I was appalled that Ms. Feldman was fighting the fact that anyone was willing to come in and remediate that area even if it meant more houses in that area. My reasoning being this......During my formative teen years I lived in an area in Colorado called Unincorporated Jefferson County and I attended Columbine for my high school years. I still keep in touch with many of my classmates and a strange thing happened one night. Several alumni had gotten together and were talking about how at our age we should not be suffering from all the maladies that had befallen every one of us. A few of us took up the banner and ran with it and found out that several companies had dumped toxic waste into an area that fed our water system for many years. We then reached out to other alumni from other classes and found that the illnesses were in great number and most had lived in a section that had had the contaminated water pumped into their homes. Now we are not talking about maladies like simple headaches and such, but MS, RSD, severe mental issues, fibromyalgia, unexplained neuropathy and the list went on. We tried to fight the government, but because there had been a suit brought long ago that had been settled we hit brick walls every which way we turned. I am here to inform you Ms. Feldman and the "Friends of Kardon Park" that some of the toxicities that reside within your "PARK" are the very ones that were found to be in our water in Colorado oh so long ago. Therefore, no matter which way this suit finally ends up I hope someday that if it is discovered that many children later become ill because they played in "Kardon Park" find out it was you and your group who helped precipitate their illness and they find a way to win back all the legal fees you have cost the Borough and the citizens of Downingtown.