Voters will go to the polls on Dec. 12 to decide the fate of a proposed $25 million renovation of Crystal Beach Park.

Woodward City Commissioners voted on Monday to set the Dec. 12 date for citizens to vote on extending a one-cent capital improvement sales tax first passed in 1981. That tax, which was used to build the Woodward Hospital and Kids, Inc., is scheduled to expire in 2012.

If voters approve, the one-cent sales tax will be extended to Dec. 31, 2032.

The proposed $25 million project will touch everything at Crystal Beach Park from the golf course, to the rodeo arena to existing fields.

Plans call for a baseball complex, renovation of historic Fuller Park, a softball complex, soccer complex, Aquatic Center and an event center tied in with the already outstanding rodeo facilities.

“This is our version of Oklahoma City’s MAPS Project,” said Mayor Bill Fanning at a recent public meeting to unveil the plans.

Also on Monday, commissioners approved a change in general residential zoning to create standards for mobile home and travel trailer parks.

Passage came after a good deal of discussion on a number of the proposed regulations.

The change will allow a percentage of lots in mobile home parks – 30 percent was approved by commissioners – to be used for recreational vehicles.

A detailed list of regulations and standards was also approved.

Commissioners also approved bids for uniforms, roof repairs and concrete, and set a Sept. 30 date for surplus city equipment to be sold at auction.

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