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Parks and rec plan to be updated

GRANDVIEW – The current Grandview Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan, which is required for the city to become eligible for Recreation and Conservation Office Grant Program participation, will expire at the end of this month.

For the purpose of qualifying for future grant funding, Parks and Recreation Director Mike Carpenter last night told the city council it is time to update the comprehensive plan.

He said the grants secured in the past have helped the city to fund outdoor recreational activities.

The city of Grandview in its 2014 budget allocated $7,000 for the purpose of contracting professional services to update the plan.

Carpenter at last night’s meeting recommended that contract be signed with the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments.

Included in the work to be completed will be a community survey to assess the needs of Grandview residents. A State Environmental Protection Act checklist will be completed and the Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan map will be updated.

The Grandview City Council members voted 4-0 in favor of the contract. Council members Gloria Mendoza and Javier Rodriguez were absent, as was Mayor Norm Childress.

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