As residents from Punta Gorda prepare to celebrate this year’s Punta Gorda Day there are concerns over the venue where the event will be held. Toledo Correspondent, Paul Mahung gathered the details and filed this report.
Paul Mahung, Toledo Correspondent: Public concerns continue over the venue for the upcoming PG Day celebrations. Over ten calls to Love News for this week so far have expressed similar concerns of the use of a private property at the ‘Y’ intersection at the “Welcome to PG” dollar coin sign at the northern entrance to town. The common public concern focus on issues namely; that the private property belongs to a new Chinese owner who is apparently not living here, that the surface of the venue is surely not appropriate and that the two loads of materials found on the property are far from being enough and that all additional land fill yet to be put and spread out on the location will remain property of the owner after the one day event is over, that all light fixtures needed to have the venue lighted up appropriately will remain as benefit to the owner after the event and that in any case of inadequate traffic control and care of drivers accidents are more inclined to occur in the area and that getting and setting up of a stage at the location is a requirement. The concerned persons individually commented that the PG Central Park and municipal property is a far more appropriate location with no need for land fill and preparation, no additional lights required, availability of permanent stage and park benches in place and ready for use. Love News visited Mayor Ashton McKenzie this morning regarding the concerns expressed but he preferred not to make comments. In the meantime with over a week left it appears that plans continue for the celebration of PG day on February 1 2020.