Monday, September 16, 2013

City of Rolla to host Ward Meetings/Open House on Parks

The City of Rolla Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of Ward Meetings and Open Houses in September.  The focus of these particular meetings will address the future of the City’s parks and recreation programs, facilities and operations. 

The current ½ cent park sales tax will expire in December 2013.  The tax was approved by Rolla voters in 1998 specifically to build The SplashZone and The Centre.  The Rolla City Council is considering approaching voters in April 2014 to support a reduced sales tax (perhaps ¼ cent) to help maintain the current park system and the Centre and to make basic improvements to existing parks (i.e. parking lots, restrooms, trail improvements, etc.).  Information will be available relating to the maintenance standards, financial operations and capital improvements of the entire park system. 

Meeting dates, times and locations:
Monday, Sept. 23     Wards 1 & 2  Ber Juan Park Pavilion       5:30 – 7 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 24    Wards 3 & 4  Green Acres Pavilion          5:30 – 7 pm
Monday, Sept. 30     Wards 5 & 6  Buehler Park Pavilion         5:30 – 7 pm

In case of inclement weather alternate locations will be used. 

At the conclusion of the ward meetings a general public open house will be held at the Centre on Tuesday, Oct. 15.  A report as well as feedback from the Ward meetings will be presented.  

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 341-2386

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