Dog park fee too high

Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

The city of McHenry is getting ready to open a dog park.

We are extremely appalled at the $75 annual fee for residents to use the park. It’s the highest fee I could find in researching the fees of neighboring towns. Crystal Lake is $30 for residents. Lake in the Hills is $40, and all four of Lake County dog parks are $44 for residents.

I understand why a fee is needed, but $75? This will be a hardship in my family, and I bet a hardship in many families, especially with the economy putting a strain on our budgets.

Come on, Mayor Low, you couldn’t be a bit more accommodating in setting this fee and allow more residents the ability to use the park? The dog park should not be a money maker for the city of McHenry.

Elisabeth Hoge


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