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|From: Becky Schaller (bschallertheriver.com)|
|Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 21:39:15 -0700 (MST)|
Hi Bambi, When I first joined our cohousing community and was hearing people talk about consensus, one of the stories I heard was about a pond. A couple wanted a pond in their backyard and they also did not want a fence. Their perspective was that this was private property and kids shouldn't be in their yard and this was therefore not a community issue. Others disagreed. The solution they finally came up with was that the couple would have the pond but they would also install a grate about 1 inch or less from the top of the pond. The openings in the grate were large enough for the fish to swim through, but small enough so that a small child would not fall through. I don't know the details, but I did think it was a rather ingenious solution to the problem. Becky Schaller Sonora Cohousing Tucson, Arizona > Bambi Rattner wrote: > > > Hi! > > I'm part of a cohousing community that's considering > adding a pond to our site plan, and some issues about > safety have come up--particularly in regard to > children. Obviously a pond isn't like a pool in that > you can't easily put up a fence around it (and no one > particularly wants to anyway). So we're wondering if > there's another community out there with a pond or a > lake that's dealt with safety issues. Any advice or > shared experiences would be greatly appreciated! _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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