Potomac To the Editor:
The following open letter was addressed to Gabriel Albornoz,
Recreation Director for Montgomery County.
Dear Mr. Albornoz:
As the current chair of the Friends of the Potomac Community
Center, Inc., as well as a long-time Potomac resident, it saddens
me to hear the negative feedback coming from a very few neighbors
concerning the proposed modification of the current roller rink.
This roller rink provides an outstanding opportunity to transform the
current structure into a safe and flat surface for persons with various
disabilities. It should also be considered a moral obligation for this
county. As a disabled person myself, it appalls me to think a few
neighbors could stop such a project that would be very well received
by the ever-growing disabled population of this county. This sports
area would serve the young and old, individuals in wheelchairs, and
individuals on crutches or using prosthetics.
If our nearby neighbors are not happy with this level of activity
generated by a community center, they should have thought twice
prior to purchasing.