Woodward, Okla. —
In other business, the Parks Board members received a short update on the Neighborhood Initiative Program, which seeks to provide assistance to those residents who might need help in keeping their yards mowed. The board was told that so far only one application has been submitted for the program.
The board also conducted a bit of annual business by selecting new board officers.
Ronnie Brittain was chosen to serve as board chairman, with Polly Cruse serving as vice-chair, and Kathryn Upchurch continuing as board secretary.
Also under new business, Riffel spoke to the board about the upcoming sales tax election on Aug. 13, which includes both a vote on a proposed new half-cent tax for a new fire station and 34th Street widening project, and a vote to extend the city's current capitol improvement (CI) half-cent tax for another 15 years.
The city manager said the election impacts the Parks Board because, of the funds generated by the CI sales tax, about $80,000 is dedicated each year to park improvements.