Council Accepts Donated Property Adjacent To Auburn Park; Will Re-name 'Carnrike Park'
Published: February 22nd, 2017
By: Grady Thompson

NORWICH – Following the recommendation by the City of Norwich Parks Committee to accept the donation of a vacant lot on King Street in Norwich to expand Auburn Park, the Common Council followed suit at its meeting last night, Feb. 21, accepting the donated property and additionally moving to re-name the newly expanded park as Carnrike Park.

The initial recommendation by the Parks Committee was made at Feb. 7's Joint Committee meeting.

The vacant lot was donated by George Carnrike Jr. to the city with the understanding that the park would be re-named Carnrike Park in the memory of former City of Norwich Mayor George Carnrike Sr.

When the time came for discussion regarding the potential acceptance of the donation, Alderman Ward 1 Matthew Caldwell inquired whether or not there would be any fees in accepting the donated property.

City of Norwich Attorney Patrick Flanagan replied that while there are fees, the city is granted exemption in some instances.


The Evening Sun

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