Update: Good news! At the Tuesday meeting the council approved the transfer of 550 thousand dollars from the capitol improvements budget to pay for replacing the playground equipment at Pioneer Park and installing a new sprayground! Woot and double woot! Just as an fyi, this is existing money, so you won’t be seeing any new taxes if you’re a city resident.
The project now moves to the plan and bid stage, so don’t expect it to happen overnight, but councilman Swanson tells me they’re hoping to cut the ribbon on it Memorial Day of 2014.
He also says there may be opportunities for you to help out by buying a brick with your family’s name on it, or something similar. And, there may be future improvements down the road at Bradley Lake. Exciting stuff, huh? I’ll do my best to keep you in the loop!
I also want to take a second to say, “Yay, team!” and thank the dozens of you who wrote in, called, and attended the meeting (special shout-out to reader Ellie).
I’m told the council got 60+ emails, which frankly, is Huge for a city parks issue. Thanks, also, to my pal, Julie Door, who is running for the District 3 seat, for giving me the heads-up (Disclosure-I’ve endorsed her and donated to her campaign. She didn’t promise me a splash pad in exchange-or anything else. ).
Btw, if you missed the original convo, you can read on for that…..otherwise, feel free to head back to the home page for your regularly scheduled programming!
Wouldn’t you like to get a sprayground? You just might!
The old wading pool at Pioneer Park, while fun, is expensive to maintain and keep clean.
It’s going to go away, but it just might be replaced by new sprayground. I know we’re pretty excited about the idea here!
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is going to recommend the City Council approve allocating funds in the capital improvement budget for a sprayground at Pioneer Park and replacement playground equipment at the meeting Tuesday night.
Now, this seems like a no-brainer to me, but nothing is ever a slam dunk when it comes to politicians agreeing to spend money (especially on kids who aren’t old enough to vote yet)!
Here’s where you come in!
If, like me, you think a sprayground would be a ton of fun, and a huge asset to our community, I’m going to ask you to take a minute to let someone know.
You can use this email firstname.lastname@example.org. to quickly send a note to every member of the council! Just let them know you support the idea and why. Simple, right? We can do this!