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Marshall park officials seek public input for future plans

Thursday, December 6, 2012

After a planning session to create a new master plan for the park system, Marshall Parks and Recreation officials are now looking for community input.

During a board meeting Wednesday, Dec. 5, Park Director Jeff Stubblefield discussed how residents could participate.

"I got (the citizen survey) narrowed down to 10 questions," he said. "The survey's now on our website ... it's also on our Facebook page."

So far, 23 responses have come in, and Stubblefield plans to keep the surveys posted into part of January.

"We're getting some good early feedback," he added.

Once the surveys have been collected, park officials will review the responses prior to continuing with their planning. Some questions reference how often residents use certain facilities such as the archery range, disc golf course and the aquatic center, and whether there are programs or facilities not currently in use that could be beneficial.

One update currently being made is the repair of a portion of the golf house. Water has leaked behind a sign attached to the building and staff members are working to repair that damage at a cost of less than $1,500.

Little other business was discussed Wednesday. The new handicapped railing have been installed in the pool and the park will collect Christmas trees again this year. Those wishing to recycle trees can drop them off at the parking lot adjacent to the Kiddie Park.

In other news, November's revenue was down by nearly $40,000 compared to last November. However, Stubblefield stated approximately $31,000 in real estate property taxes have been reported, and those numbers aren't yet reflected. Year-to-date, the park's major expenses have been its final payment on golf carts and a new mower.

The next regular meeting has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Jan. 9.

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How about a dog park? I know lots of people who have mentioned how nice that would be to have a place their dogs could run safely. I am currently staying where there is also a small pond for the dogs to swim and cool down which is a great feature.

-- Posted by pahloart on Thu, Dec 6, 2012, at 6:07 PM

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