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PEASLEY PARK RENOVATION PLANNED
A major renovation of Peasley Park is scheduled to begin Monday, September 30th.  A natural play area will be installed including a sand play area, climbing boulders, slide, log tunnel, play mound and a log pile along with new picnic tables and benches.  A new walking path leading from the entrance on Balfour to the drinking fountain will be added.  The large greenspace on the south side of the park will remain open during construction and after the project is completed.  The City is using Community Development Block Grant funds for the project.  Peasley Park is on Coolidge between Balfour and Winchester. VIEW RENOVATION PLANS HERE
PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN UPDATE

Every five years the City is required to update the Parks and Recreation Master Plan to be eligible for certain grants.  The current Master Plan was adopted in 2015 so it is due for an update.  A Master Plan is a statement of community goals and objectives, and establishes a vision of the future. Because it is visionary in nature, the goals are not always achievable because of the City's limited budget so the Master Plan provides insight into what the community values so the City can focus on those goals.   



Resident input drives the Master Plan process so the City has two methods for residents to become involved.  There is an online survey on our website and a drop-in Community Open House on Thursday, October 3rd from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Gillham Recreation Center.  The survey should take 10 - 15 minutes to complete and your answers will tell the city what you like, don't like or would like to change about the City's parks and recreation system.  Or residents can attend the Open House and answer the same questions or ask questions about the process. 

PARKS AND REC ONLINE SURVEY AND COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

Please join us on October 3, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm for a chance to have a direct influence on recreation development in the city. We will be having a drop-in open house at the Rec Center. You will be able to provide input on the state of parks, recreation facilities, and programming. The city has also created an online survey.

Please take a few moments and go to:
https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/tUrqMN  to fill it out. 

Food is an important part of every culture, and to celebrate National Welcoming Week from September 13th - 22nd, the new Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee is holding the first Huntington Woods Festival of Food and Culture.  The event will be on Sunday, September 22nd from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Library.  Think of a recipe, either hot or cold, that is part of your ethnic or cultural heritage.  This might be a recipe passed down through your family, or it might be a typical dish you have learned to make from the country your family came from originally.  Prepare the dish and then share it with your neighbors at this new event!  Click here to sign up for the Festival.  Email resident Steve Gold at plutsk@gmail.com if you have questions or want more information.
LONG RANGE BUDGET & PLANNING COMMITTEE FINAL REPORT
In 2018, the City Commission convened a resident led ad hoc committee to study the City's long-term financial outlook.  A Final Report was released in July to the City Commission with recommendations on how to address the remaining road and sewer work and possible revenue and expenditure modifications to achieve long-term positive financial health for the City.  The City Commission will meet in a joint session with the Budget Committee on Wednesday, August 28th at 7 p.m. in City Hall to discuss the report and the recommendations.  Residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the recommendations from the Committee.  A copy of the Final Report is available on the City's website. 
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