A hopeful message from Council member Steve Cohn!! Funds are available for McKinley Pond rehabilitation. Read the Council member’s letter below.
“I have great news about McKinley Pond! As you know, in June 2013, a Lake Management and Assessment Report was completed identifying several issues with our city’s ponds including the McKinley pond. Since that time I have been working with Parks staff on cost estimates as well as funding sources.
I am happy to report that we have identified $225,000 in Park Impact Fees and Quimby funds to clean and repair the pond, install perimeter fencing, and plant vegetation around the pond’s edges. The funding will be brought to Council with the FY14/15 budget for approval. Once approved in June, Parks staff will work with the community on the project scope and design. I am hopeful that construction will be completed in late 2014 or early 2015.
I greatly appreciate the numerous hours of volunteer work that have been committed by Judy McClaver and others and I look forward to a continued partnership as we move forward with the pond renovation.”
Councilmember, District 3