Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
|Funding Fiscal Year:||2010|
|Funding Source:||Recreation Services Fund|
Project Description: Renovation of the two existing ballfields at American Legion Park and other improvements as funding allows.
Project Manager: Mike Snyder, Sr. Park Planner, 573-874-7204, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested Parties Meeting: A public park planning meeting for the proposed improvements was held from 6:00-7:00pm, Thursday, November 19 at the ARC.
Project Notes: Due to the City Council's approval on June 19, 2006 of a Memorandum of Understanding with Columbia Professional Baseball for a proposed sports complex for a minor league baseball team (Columbia Diamonds, formerly the Mid-Missouri Mavericks) at American Legion Park, the City Council decided to move the $325,000 2005 Park Sales Tax ballot funds identified for American Legion Park improvements to the youth athletic fields at Atkins Park project. (See related Council items.) By the close of Fiscal Year 2009, Columbia Professional Baseball had not returned to the City to discuss an agreement for the use of American Legion Park. Therefore, in Fiscal Year 2010 a capital project was budgeted with Recreation User Fee funds along with some of the work to be done by force account labor for improvements to American Legion Park. A public hearing was held and the project was approved by the City Council on January 19, 2010.
Project Status: Project completed.
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