Letter: Veterans Memorial doesn’t need waterfowl



The article on the Veterans Memorial was spot on. It is my understanding that the Carmel Street Department is maintaining the pond and surrounding facilities. Work to repair the crumbling concrete is to begin this summer. On the other hand, nearby residents and visitors feed the waterfowl, encouraging them to nest there and create the awful smell and mess. It is also illegal to do so according to the DNR website. Signs should be posted NOT to feed the waterfowl and was suggested last year. FYI, a local radio control model boat club uses the pond for events, including an annual national model submarine regatta in August.

John Louk LCDR, USN (Ret), 46033