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1. SUPPORT A DOG PARK IN BRYAN COUNTY, GEORGIA

SUPPORT A DOG PARK IN BRYAN COUNTY, GEORGIA

REGION – COASTAL GEORGIA, USA

TARGET – Government Officials of Bryan County

This petition, supported by the undersigned, is directed to Government Officials in Bryan County, GA. Its goal is to support the granting of land within South Bryan County – potentially within Henderson Park. The construction of an enclosed, off-leash dog park in a centralized, convenient location within South Bryan County.

This park would be a designated area where well-behaved canine citizens, can exercise and have fun in a clean, safe environment. We want to create a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends, who will be willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions. The park will be designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike. We aim for this park to be a community project, supported in part by volunteer dog-owners and maintained in partnership with Bryan County.

In many cities, dog parks are very common. You can view the list of dog parks in each city and state by visiting www.dogparkusa.com.

The large number of successful dog parks all over the world demonstrates that when a group of concerned and responsible dog owners work together for a leash-free dog park, not only can this concept work but it can thrive and enrich the community. Our community is filled with so many dog-lover residents who have voiced their desire for such a park.

We are asking Bryan County to allow the construction of a dog park for the following reasons:

-Such a park would allow families with dogs to spend more quality time with their pets.

-This park would increase opportunities for residents to interact with their neighbors and help create a sense of community.

-Socializing dogs is very beneficial to the community, since it makes them less skittish and can mitigate aggressive behavior when meeting other dogs and people.

-Many dog owners do not have a fenced in yard where their dogs can spend time outside, and leashes greatly limit the dog's space and pace.

-regular exercise is great for any dog's longevity and weight control. The overall effect of regular exercise makes most dogs calmer and better behaved.

Please help us create a dedicated space that allows our dogs to have a place to run freely and safely.

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2. Create a Community Health Centre for Markham and Richmond Hill

The diverse communities of Markham and Richmond Hill urgently need access to the integrated model of community-based health care offered by Ontario's Community Health Centres (CHCs).

CHCs are the only primary health care services in Ontario that bring together family physicians, nurses and other health professionals under a single roof to provide team-based care, combined with a wide range of other health promotion and community development services. This comprehensive approach is exactly what is required in Markham and Richmond Hill where there are so many different populations with complex needs -- especially the thousands of newcomers to Canada whose health is often at risk because of factors beyond their control.

Inter-professional health teams providing services from a new Community Health Centre based in Markham would respond to the individual health issues faced by members of these communities. The CHC would also create programs and services that address the wider range of non-medical factors -- the "social determinants of health" -- that are negatively impacting community wellbeing. All of these services would be culturally-appropriate and carefully tailored to respond to the diverse needs of the many different communities living in Markham and Richmond Hill. Other benefits of the new Community Health Centre will include:

* Increasing access to primary health care for those who do not currently have a primary care provider;

* Empowering patients to take charge of their own health through health education, health promotion and disease prevention programs;

* Reducing visits to local hospital Emergency Rooms and reducing costly and avoidable hospital admissions by providing timely access to preventive health care;

In other parts of the GTA, residents are already benefiting from Community Health Centres that deliver integrated and seamless health and social services to a wide range of populations with complex needs. People living in Markham and Richmond Hill, with similar complex needs, deserve access to the same integrated, high-quality services.

For more information read our short background document.

Learn more about Ontario's Community Health Centres at www.ontariochc.ca

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3. Support a Dog Park in Richmond Hill, GA

This petition, supported by the undersigned, is directed to the Mayor, City Council and Park Officials of Richmond Hill, GA. Its goal is to support the construction of an enclosed, off-leash dog park in a centralized, convenient location within the city limits. A full proposal is currently being developed that will be presented to the city along with this petition.

This park would be a designated area where well-behaved canine citizens, can exercise and have fun in a clean, safe environment. We want to create a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends, who will be willing to uphold the park's rules and restrictions. The park will be designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike. We aim for this park to be a community project, supported in part by volunteer dog-owners and maintained in partnership with the City of Richmond Hill.

In many cities, dog parks are very common. You can view the list of dog parks in each city and state by visiting this website: http://www.dogparkusa.com.

The large number of success of dog parks all over the country demonstrated that when a group of concerned and responsible dog owner's work together for a leash-free dog park, not only can this concept work but it can thrive and enrich the community. Richmond Hill is filled with so many dog-lover residents who have voiced their desire for such a park.

We are asking the City of Richmond Hill to allow the construction of a dog park for the following reasons:

-Such a park would allow families with dogs to spend more quality time with their pets.

-This park would increase opportunities for residents to interact with their neighbors and help create a sense of community.

-Socializing dogs is very beneficial to the community, since it makes them less skittish and can mitigate aggressive behavior when meeting other dogs and people.

-Many dog owners do not have a fenced in yard where their dogs can spend time outside, and leashes greatly limit the dog's space and pace.

-regular exercise is great for any dog's longevity and weight control. The overall effect of regular exercise makes most dogs calmer and better behaved.

Please help us create a dedicated space that allows our dogs to have a place to run and enjoy the beautiful city!

If you would like to be involved in our efforts, you can email me at twohugedimples@hotmail.com. I can update you on the next steps and see how you may be able to help with this project.

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