Need A Place To Skate
Yes Vote April 7th (For Additional Sales Tax) Would Pay For Skateboard Facility
At City Park
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things we would like in the skatepark are a half pipe, some tabletops with rails
or benches, and a stair set with a handrail and some quarter pipes. My name is
Jimmy ... I am one of the skaters (3-5-2009)|
plans are still pending for the skate park, splash park, and new playground equipment
in the park. Please send your suggestions to me at email@example.com
and I will share them with the community and the park board. -- Ted Wright|
in Collinsville's city limits will decide April 7th if they are willing to increase
the local sales tax to fund several Collinsville improvements. On the list of
proposed improvements is a skate park to be located in the Collinsville City Park.
Several of the Collinsville youngsters who would be glad to have an approved place
to skate gathered for a group photo Thursday March 5th in the park.
hope to build a page similar to this for each type of proposed improvements before
the April vote. -- Ted Wright
Street Overlay (~3.3 miles)|
More Blocks of Downtown Sreetscape $300,000 (grant match only)|
to Park $100,000|
Sales Tax Increase |
fund the improvements above and possible others.|
new 3/4 cent sales tax for 20 years.|
10 year extension of an existing 1 cent sales tax set to expire in approximately
total sales tax would become 9.25% (currently 8.517%) |
has been my observation that Collinsville skateboarders will skate just about
anywhere but not for very long in one place and then quickly move elsewhere as
they are not "welcome" at most locations. Giving up half of our sidewalk
width (for a center turn lane) has increased the pedestrian safety concerns downtown.
mobile skateboarders use the only available mobile resource (other skateboards)
skatepark layouts from a planning drawing for the City by Landplan Consultants,
Board -- Monday March 9, 2009 (5:30pm City Hall)|
-- Tuesday March 10, 2009 (11:30am at American Legion) ... citizens group supporting
the sales tax|