Letter: Name Bill Wrenn to Oak Hills Park Authority

The following is an open letter to the Common Council submitted to NancyOnNorwalk as a letter to the editor.

Dear Members of the Common Council:

Please appoint Bill Wrenn to the Oak Hills Park Authority.

The Authority is badly in need of someone who can represent the interests of all the taxpayers of Norwalk and no one is more qualified to do just that than Bill.

Bill is a former Common Council member, a member of the West Norwalk Association, a member of The Friends of Oak Hills, and an environmentalist.

Furthermore, Ernie Desrochers, a member of the Oak Hills Authority currently in charge of its driving range committee, singled Bill out as a person he respected for his principled concern for preserving the wetlands and trees in the park.

Bill would help balance the interest of golfers with the interests of those who don’t play golf. That is the kind of balance the Oak Hills Authority is badly in need of today.

So again we ask that you appoint Bill Wrenn a member of the Oak Hills Park Authority.

Paul Cantor

Diane Cece

Lynne Coll

Ursula Corkutt

Debora Goldstein

Peggy Holton

Diane Keefe

Scott Kimmich

Yvonne Lopaur

Dale Mayer

Lisa Meserole

Marie Meserole

Elsa Peterson Obuchowski

Peter Schuerch

Lawrence Schwartz

Sharyn Taymor

Kate Tepper

Suzanne Ste. Therese

George Wolfe



4 responses to “Letter: Name Bill Wrenn to Oak Hills Park Authority”

  1. cc-rider

    What a sad excuse for a job application. We don’t even know if Bill has ever played a round of golf in his life reading this letter. I would prefer someone with knowledge of the golf industry and/or some marketing background so that Oak Hills can better position itself in the future.

  2. Dana

    Sorry cc-rider, but I would prefer someone with thorough knowledge of the entire course from a different perspective. I can think of no finer, more qualified individual than Bill Wrenn (and I have been a tax payer here in town for more than 50 years). He has superior credentials.

  3. cc-rider

    And how exactly is that going to help the golf course from losing money each season? At this very moment, is there any bigger priority for Oak Hills?

    I am not doubting his civic mindedness or past contributions to the town, but don’t see what he could add to any conversation about running a golf operation based what was written.

  4. Suzanne

    “I would prefer someone with knowledge of the golf industry and/or some marketing background…” (c-c rider, and that is exactly what the OHPA has been composed of these past few years and where has that gotten them? At least Bill has knowledge of the workings of governance on all sides, a great deal of experience in being OF SERVICE to the City of Norwalk and knows the details of the development and charter for Oak Hills Park (Oak Hills Park Authority, notice it does NOT say GOLF authority, is charged with administrating both golf and other activities for all Norwalk taxpayers to participate in.) I am afraid that golfers that are finally getting what they want in a driving range are finding it just not good enough. They want what they want. This is not representative of the constituency and all who get to use the Park. Therefore, adding a member to the OHPA who knows the full parameters of what it takes to administrative within our town government and appeal to ALL citizens is a refreshing and sorely needed change to the OHPA membership.

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