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June 22, 2011

Millennium Fountain misused by visitors

Millennium Fountain—

Have you been down there lately (located along the river on Water Street)??? If not, here is what you have to look forward to…

1. Garbage everywhere (food trash, cigarette butts, dirty diapers, etc.)

2. People urinating in the bushes

3. Children climbing the slippery rocks, jumping off the bridge and wading at the bottom of the waterfall (all of which are not allowed per POSTED ordinance). Sometimes, the parents aren’t even there! They just drop the kids off…

4. “Music” blaring from car stereos (Rockford DOES have a noise ordinance)

5. People blocking the street

6. Destroyed landscaping

7. Women washing their kids’ dirty bottoms in the fountain (can you say “Health Department”?)

8. People breeding their pit bulls in full public view

9. Women “pleasuring” themselves in the jets

10. At dusk, it’s a public shower (complete with shampoo and soap)

This is a PUBLIC PARK, people—NOT your own private “ghetto water park”! If you want to behave ignorantly, do it in your OWN backyard!!

There are RULES & LAWS that govern decent public behavior. Behave like responsible adults. Teach your children the rules. Monitor your children.

It’s time to take a stand. Call the City ((815) 966-2900) or Park District (815) 987-8874 or (815) 289-0711) police EVERY TIME you see a violation and DEMAND that the LAWS be enforced. You can also write to Alderman Doug Mark (DouglasMark@rockfordil.gov).

Jackie Gonzalez

Rockford

3 Comments

  1. Dione

    June 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Better yet Jacke–why don’t YOU write to the Alderman.

    While we’re at it…why don’t you print out DOZENS of copies of this letter and “anonymously” attatch it to the surrounding businesses front doors–including the front door of the news-less tower?

    Playing nice and calling the police gets you ZERO in Rockford. Don’t you know…the miscreants have MORE RIGHT THAN YOU to be down there even though we PAY TAXES.

    EXCELLENCE EVERYWHERE!

  2. greg

    October 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Chill out, I agree the trash should be picked up.
    Organize a community association to do just that.
    But lets face it we have too many law as is. Lets loose the ordinances so its legal to bathe, jump, and play.
    Don’t be so up tight or just stay in your own back yard.
    greg

  3. greg

    October 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Chill out, I agree the trash should be picked up.
    Organize a community association to do just that.
    But lets face it we have too many laws as is. Lets loose the ordinances so its legal to bathe, jump, and play.
    Don’t be so up tight or just stay in your own back yard.
    greg

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