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Viewpoint - October 17, 2012

Letter: There is income from Atherton park

There have been a number of statements circulated lately about how Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park could not generate income.

A few months ago Steve Tyler, Atherton public works department superintendent, did an analysis for the council of a year's income-producing activities in the park based upon present staffing.

After deducting all costs, including depreciation, there would be a surplus of $86,000 available for the town's treasury.

Also, a few individuals have questioned the location of the present library near the railroad tracks in relation to the location proposed in the park. Look at the neighboring cities of Menlo Park and Redwood City, which both have libraries located next to the railroad tracks.

Earl T. Nielsen, Burns Avenue, Atherton