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What Would You Improve in Southbury in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Southbury, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what can be done in Southbury to make the town an even better place to live?

Some topics of change discussed this past year are what kinds of businesses residents want to see come to town and what should be done at Southbury Training School.

What's on your Southbury wish list? What's one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below. 

MK Cuthbert January 02, 2013 at 08:06 PM
I would resolve to use whatever means necessary to completely enclose the DOG PARK so all dogs could use it. In so far as no dogs are allowed in Southbury Parks , this heightens the dog parks importance to the Canines of Southbury. Hounds, curious dogs are NOT safe with it partially enclosed , as it is now. It may seem that *most* dogs are safe but in fact, this would be innacurate. I have seen more than one group of dogs head across the river towards 67 and I've witnessed many frantic owners beg their dogs * back* from the various breech points. I also would think about the need to restricting access to Southbury and neighboring towns ONLY. On the weekends dogs are incoming from across the state - many un neutered males . Many Southbury dog owners avoid the dogpark on the weekend due to crowds and non local dogs. It is a beautiful dogpark. Unfortunately , it is not safe for many dogs as it is *now*.
Lori January 02, 2013 at 08:27 PM
I love to see more pedestrian traffic, more outdoor cafes, music and art. I loved the movies at Heritage Hotel but I think we are craving a real theater like the one in Bethel, which many of us travel to all the time.
jim stetson January 02, 2013 at 08:53 PM
OK, here is my wish-list for Southbury: • Activity Center (w/indoor and outdoor facilities) especially for teens and youth. • Walking/Biking lanes with access local schools and businesses. • Outdoor ice skating rink. • Entertainment (theater, movies, live music) • A real barbeque joint • Underground utilities along Main Street. • Community vegetable gardens. • Progressive thinking amongst municipal and community leaders.
Suzy S January 02, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Thank you for that-I stopped going to my own town's dog park more than 7 years ago because of the reasons you stated. Wouldn't it be nice if it was open to residents only (and neutered and spayed only)? While I love Southbury, I'm not convinced Southbury loves dogs.
Suzy S January 02, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Jim-we have an outdoor ice rink and community vege gardens :) Mmm, bbq-excellent suggestion!
Kris January 03, 2013 at 01:15 AM
I realize this is likely a pipe dream, but I'd really appreciate more sidewalks on Southbury' s more rural roads. It would encourage more pedestrian travel and I for one would feel much better about my kids being out and about on foot.
Thad Burr January 11, 2013 at 04:32 PM
The "dog park" does not belong to the Town of Southbury, and while Southbury is glad to take dog licensing fees for 1200+ dogs, current regulations bar dogs from all town property. My number one goal would be to overturn this misguided, asinine regulation once and for all. Establish a committee to determine reasonable, rational, guidelines for dogs in our community.


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