Archive for Thursday, December 28, 2006

City seeks RV enthusiast to serve on park committee

December 28, 2006

The city of De Soto is looking for volunteers to serve on a committee charged with determining the uses and needs of a park in the West Bottoms.

As reported last week in The De Soto Explorer, City Administrator Pat Guilfoyle is proposing a fast-track process to develop a park design for the 36 acres the city owns on West 79th Street as a step toward applying for a grant to help develop the park. Currently, the only developed use at that sight is the boat ramp dedicated in May.

Last Thursday, the De Soto City Council gave its blessing to process Guilfoyle's proposal. The De Soto Parks and Recreation Commission endorsed the proposal earlier this month.

Key to that process is an eight-person committee charged with determining the park's future uses and activities. The committee is to have two council members (Betty Cannon and Mitra Templin), two park board members, two planning commissioners and two De Soto residents.

The council agreed last Thursday to seek volunteers from the public to serve on the committee, which is to meet once in January to develop a consensus of the park's uses. Park board chairman Doug Pickert suggested at least one of those volunteers have experience with RV camping. A plan Pickert drew up for the park included an RV campsite.

Those interested in volunteering for the committee should call Guilfoyle at 583-1182.

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