In the article “A look ahead – what to expect in Beacon Falls in 2011” published in the Citizens News on December 31, 2010, Michael Krenesky was quoted “I’m concerned that [Toby’s Park] may be a bigger liability for the town than it may be worth at the end of the day.”
What an irresponsible statement from Selectman Krenesky. First Selectman Susan Cable understands that judicious management and conservation of our precious natural resources will benefit the community and aid in creating economic prosperity for the town.
Toby’s Pond and Recreational Park located along the Naugatuck River is a magnificent waterfront property offering over 45-acres of refuge in a natural setting for the community to enjoy. Located just off Old Pinesbridge Road it offers passive use with a walking trail with footbridges along the waters edge. It provides valuable a water-based recreational resource, floodplain protection and wild life management.
Since securing the property donated by O&G Industries in October of 2009, First Selectman Cable has been working diligently with private investment individuals who plan to assist in developing a natural recreational park within Toby’s Pond. Once complete Toby’s Pond will provide economic value and serve as a focal point to the town of Beacon Falls.
Toby’s Pond and Recreational Park is a gem for all to behold. Krenesky is well aware of First Selectman Cable discussions with investment individuals. Fortunately for the residents of Beacon Falls, First Selectman Cable is creatively positioning and leading Beacon Falls in the right direction.
I encourage all residents to visit Toby’s Pond and enjoy the preservation of our natural resources that help maintain the rural character of our town.