Plantings At Main, Lettis Highway Begin In Spring
ONEONTA – The City of Oneonta, in partnership with Cleinman Performance Partners and Asbury Gardens, a few minutes ago announced plans to build Miller Park as a tribute to Oneonta’s late Mayor Richard Miller.
Brian Fawcett of the New Asbury Gardens, who has designed the park, is planning to begin construction in early Spring on the plot of land situated at the southwest corner of the intersection of Main Street and Lettis Highway.
The park will include year-’round plantings, a walkway, benches, and a sculpture garden.
Alan Cleinman, Cleinman president, who has provided the leadership and provided a $10,000 donation, said, “It is our honor, and every citizen’s obligation, to support the ongoing beautification of our area.
“In this particular case, it was Dick’s and my vision to make the Main Street and Lettis Highway intersection something special; a memorable entrance to our wonderful city.
“By building this unique sculptor garden we honor Dick’s legacy and celebrate our city’s slogan, ‘Life Enjoyed.’”
Oneonta Mayor Gary Herzig states, “Not only is this a lasting tribute to Dick, it also signifies community pride to visitors and residents alike as they enter the City of Oneonta. Community pride is something that Dick Miller valued and exemplified.”