Talk less, act more

Council debates fee increase for park fund

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

Uvalde City Councilman Rogelio Muñoz wants less talk and more action with regards to the city’s ongoing discussion concerning implementing a $1-2 fee on utility bills to fund a parks and recreation fund, a conversation that began in November of last year.

The fund will provide money to go toward parks and recreation projects, which have not yet been established by the city.  With roughly 6,000 utility accounts, the city stands to generate an estimated $9,000 per month to benefit the parks and recreation project fund.

The item was once again listed as a discussion item on the city’s Tuesday night agenda at the request of councilmen Steve Balke and John Flores.

Balke requested a discussion on maintenance issues at Memorial Park, following pictures submitted by an unidentified resident displaying a variety of park issues. Councilman Flores requested a discussion on the proposed parks master plan and the possible fee for parks and recreation funding. A formal parks and recreation plan is required in order to access state grant money.


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