Concerned citizens speak out at BOS



Although there were several items on the agenda at Monday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting, an item discussed during the public comments on items not related to the agenda was the hottest issue of the evening.

Tina Hurst, owner of Building Bridges Child Development Center in Dublin since May 2, 2005, came to the meeting, along with several parents, in an effort to preempt a zoning appeal for a mental health facility to open directly next door to the day care in the old Pfizer building.

“My facility is known through the community for providing exceptional and safe care for decades,” said Hurst. “We want to continue to be able to provide that safe environment.”

Several parents came forward to show support for Hurst, saying her facility was top-notch, and most of these parents had several children come through the facility. April Jones, mother of a 20-month-old child who attends the facility, came forward as a proxy for other parents, stating they are fearful that a mental health services provider may jeopardize the safety of their children.

“If your child or your grandchild were in attendance at this facility, would you feel safe with an establishment like this next door … our children deserve your full attention to this matter,” said Jones.

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