Of the Keizertimes

One member of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board would like to see more money available for parks much sooner than later.

Two former councilors on the board, however, anticipate the issue being sent to voters in November – of 2014.

In recent months, Parks Board meetings have been dominated by discussion of adding $2 to water bills for Keizer residents. That would generate more than $300,000 in new revenue, which as proposed would be split between new equipment, maintenance and capital improvements.

Such was the case again Tuesday evening, as board members looked at what steps to take next. Chair Richard Walsh suggested the list of all potential park improvements be priced out, but backed off the idea when Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, noted the “huge task” that would be.

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