by Clayton Moore and Bass Reeves
Town of Avon – Gets Sued Again? Is it inevitable that a small child will have to be hurt, first? Due to the Town of Avon’s months long (Negligence?) – ignoring the Safety of Small Children? See photos below.
The Legal Term is called “Attractive Nuisance Doctrine”
Enter – the Town of Avon’s new Music Stage by the lake in Avon. (Click Here) You’ll recall – that’s the Stage in the Town of Avon that was built with the $2+ Million Dollar Cost overrun…It’s located right in the middle of Avon, right next to the big Soccer Field that Small Children constantly play in during the summer months.
Everyone knows…small children will “climb over any/everything they can find” – AND CAN EASILY ACCESS!
Could a small child be hurt falling ~5 Feet on to a stone walk way, from the Center Stage of Avon’s outdoor Music Stage? Yes. There are no guard rails anywhere on the Stage today (2AUG2015)
Just how difficult has the Town of Avon – made accessing this Stage – for small children playing in Avon’s Nottingham Park? (see photos below)
Well…Avon has installed a “special ramp” – WITH NO ACCESS GATE. So small children (even riding their bicycles) could quickly and easily access the Main Music Stage – shown in the top Photo.
The back of the Avon Stage…(on the lake side of the stage – below) Access is again very easy for a small child running up a few stairs to the top of the Stage. Then what?
Does the current Avon Town Council or their Town Manager – reasonably believe that their English sign above – is an effective (safety deterrent?) for any 3 year old – running up their Stage Ramp – that has no Safety Gate? What happens if several small children decide it’s lots of fun to run and ride their Bikes on that Stage – with incredibly easy access? Some kind of new (Class-Action??) Lawsuit then filed against the Town of Avon?
The Avon Town Council insisted the “stage was completed in time for the 2015 Ski races in February 2015. It’s now 6 months later..and nothing has been done to improve Public Safety. Particularly in the context of small Children. WHY NOT?
Public Safety – The ECT folks don’t want to see any small child hurt. The ECT does not want to see (another) lawsuit against the Town. Hence our story here.
The ECT folks have made sure that Avon’s Insurance Carrier in aware of this report on Public Safety in Avon. Don’t get the ECT started on the July 4th Fireworks in Avon…