Judge thinks EOD doesn't like dogs. EOD responded that "we totally love dogs and all animals, including bears (which at least one county commissioner, named Michael Johnson, wants kids to kill).
Judge also says the Town of Kitty Hawk "asked" for the facility to be put in their town.This is something EOD will check on; for we aren't sure if Kitty Hawk was asking for the "cart" or the "horse" here; if you get our drift. Isn't it amazing how politicians will often use one thing to justify another?
By the way, does anyone remember, about 10 years ago, when the Town of Nags Head applied for and got their own NC Parks Recreation Trust Fund grant ($250,000) and purchased the property on which the current N.H. Elementary School now stands?
Well, the intent then, was to build the exact same kind of facility as that now planned by the county; minus the swimming pool. Nags Head formed a large planning committee that met earnestly, for a long time. EOD was there and can verify their sincereity. However, the plan failed and the town later exchanged the property with the board of education for the new school; and had to refund the grant money back to the State of NC, along with interest.
All of which begs a question. If Judge and his board of commissioners wants to build such a facility; why not build it on the Town of Nags Head property (exchanged with the board of education), instead of spending $1 million on property in Kitty Hawk?
Finally, we doubt that Dare County will ever return their $500,000 grant. Your county commissioners will see to that, because they love to build things, especially expensive things, with lots of amenities. (kinda reminds us of the Romans). Thus the reason for them hiring an architect and engineer last month. They have to show the state trust fund people they are serious about this matter; and the doggie park, etc. fits the bill for now.
Meanwhile, Warren Judge shouldn't be wasting his time accusing EOD of not liking dogs; especially when he has his hands full, trying to convince the Southern Environmental Law Center and Defenders of Wildlife that he really likes birds. We gotcha, Commissioner Judge.