Public hearings to gather input on the issue with the parking lot on Turkey Lane for access to the Buffalo Trails System will be scheduled in the near future, according to discussions from the Buffalo City Council meeting Tuesday evening.
Residents on Turkey Lane are fed up with after hours noise, traffic, speeding, and what many believe are questionable activities happening at the parking area in their neighborhood, and brought the issue to the attention of the city council at their meeting July 6th, saying they want to see the parking area moved elsewhere, but are willing to allow foot and bicycle access to the trail system.
Buffalo Mayor Shane Schrader, during Tuesday’s meeting, explained what has happened since then.
Jason Camino, a user of the walking path system, said he is concerned with the negative activities, but said he didn’t want “a few residents (to) dictate what to do with a city-owned property,” meaning the trailhead at Turkey Lane.
Although the land the parking area sits on and the trail system are city-owned, Turkey Lane is a privately-owned road that the city has an easement on, but the general public does not, which is the root of the problem, according to residents there.
Public meetings will be advertised when they are scheduled to gather input from community members.