Great news today! The Friends of Beacon Dog Park has been granted 501/c3 status. All donations (past and future) are fully tax-deductible!This also opens up new options to apply for a variety of grants. What better way to celebrate this good news then by making a donation.
Tuesday night, July 5th, the Beacon City council voted unanimously for
Mayor Gold to sign the agreement with the Friends of Beacon Dog Park,
Inc. The agreement outline the terms and the conditions upon which the
dog park will operate. Among many things, it mandates that we carry
liability insurance, that violent, dangerous, or otherwise anti-social
dogs will be prohibited from using the park, and that the community of
dog owners as a whole behave in a proper way while using the dog park
(e.g. clean up after their own dogs, leash their dog when not within the
park enclosures, treat the park kindly, etc).
No further votes are needed and we are now free to build and operate our dog park at the Memorial Park location under the terms of the agreement.
We thank the City Council of Beacon and Mayor for all their input and help with making this park a reality.
We had an excellent day at Beacon Barks! An estimated 4,000 people (and their dogs) showed up.There was lots of excitement around our Friends of Beacon Dog Park table and with the help of Middle Hope Vet we raised nearly $500.00 at our very first fund-raiser!
Thank you to everyone who helped and make the day a great success.
The City Council of Beacon has passed a resolution allowing our plans to proceed to next stage. Pending a final approval from the city, the Dog Park is to be located in Memorial Park on the site of the “old barracks” with the exact boundary to be determined with our final design plans. This is a fantastic milestone and we thank the City Council for their approval and support throughout this process.
The following are several other milestone which we are proud to report:
A non-profit has been incorporated in New York called, The Friends of Beacon Dog Park. It will function as the primary organization responsible for developing, managing, and overseeing the operations of the park.
board of directors has been identified and all the legal compliance is
being taken care of by generous support from Dominque Manpel.
partnership with the Beacon Community Fund has been formalized and it
will continue to serve as the umbrella sponsor for this project during
the development phase.