The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 20, 2013

Letter: Where can Enid citizens be assured of quality of life?

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — An established community of citizens are about to be asked to give up their quality of living.

By converting the Lions Park property into Firehouse No. 4, they will be exchanging a quiet, private neighborhood for one that will have large rumbling vehicles, with screaming sirens and flashing lights, which will be active throughout the day and night.

Their yard lights will be outshined by those surrounding the public facility and the right-of-way of streets will be subjected to emergency traffic.

Children in the neighborhood, who walk to their convenient park activities will no longer have that privilege.

Quality of life is often defined by intangibles like; serenity, peaceful sleep, calm routines, casual convenience and privacy.

Those who invested in homes in this part of Enid, did so with the confidence that their quality of life would be retained.

Hopefully, the city of Enid can make good financial decisions without subjecting this neighborhood to an ill-placed Firehouse No. 4!

Donna Phillips