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April 11, 2013

Parks Board discusses new projects



Following Neill's comment, Riffel provided the board with a brief update on the progress of the new softball complex.

"Things are running on schedule," he said, noting the big goal right now is "to get the grass in there before the end of summer so we have this fall growing season for it to grow in.  Then we can move forward with 5 new fields for next summer."

Also during Tuesday's meeting, Riffel reminded the board about the Woodward Neighborhood Initiative Program (WNIP), which is a code compliance assistance measure to help keep the city looking nice.

WNIP seeks to help those who receive warnings for tall grass or junky yards to clean up their properties.  The program is intended for those residents who have some sort of hardship, such as a disability, that prevents them from being able to care for their properties themselves.

If a person with hardship receives a warning from code enforcement about tall grass or junky yards, he or she may apply for assistance from the Neighborhood Initiative Program by submitting an application describing the hardship.  The Parks Board would then review the application and determine whether assistance should be granted, if so, volunteers would be contacted to help clear up the property until it was back within code compliance.

Riffel said he wanted to remind the Parks Board members about the initiative because they will likely soon be called upon to review WNIP applications, especially as "the grass gets to growing."

"We're moving into that time of year when there's more and more focus on that (property compliance issues)," he said.

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