Volunteers Wanted

1 decade 9 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, September 08 2007 Sep 8, 2007 Saturday, September 08, 2007 3:58:40 PM CDT September 08, 2007 in News

A major goal for the city is to get more businesses in town and this can't be accomplished without more active volunteers.

"We have 300 plus new homes here in the city limits. All these home buyers are gonna want a place to go to buy the products. They're not gonna want to take that 20 mile, 30 mile round trip jaunt to another town to buy those products," says city commission member Arthur Kristofik.

The plan is to have the businesses, commissions and citizens all on the same page.

Kristofik says, "We need the parks and recreation. We need the economic development commission, we neeed the parks, planning and zoning all to work together to develop this city."

The Greenway Park project has the potential to unify everyone. The five year plan would redevelop the 55 acre park. Within the Greenway Park Project, the Parks and Recreation Commission is hopeful that they can restore the park's lake. They plan to clean it up, restock the fish, and possibly install a dock for community enjoyment.

However, initiatives like this can't happen unless people get involved.

"Nothing grows without participation, and without participation it dies. I don't want to see the city die," said Board of Alderman Liasion Jim Ringland.

The next commissioners meeting is set for September 30.

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