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New Castle holds the line on fees

NEW CASTLE — The Town Council on Tuesday night opted to hold the line on recreation fees, rather than raising them to provide increased funding for the town to use in developing park lands dedicated by developers.

The council has been wrestling with a lack of funds to develop park lands that already have been donated to the town, such as the six-acre Lakota Sports Park, for which there is a projected cost of $750,000 to build volleyball, tennis and pickleball courts and other amenities for active as well as passive recreation activities.

But after some discussion, according to Town Clerk Melody Harrison, the council members decided there will be “no changes to the fees” for 2014.

In other action the council:

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• Agreed to send a letter to the Lakota Canyon Ranch PUD developers outlining approximately $720,000 in repairs to streets and utility installations that must be made before the town accepts dedication of the streets;

• And approved a proposed change to the town’s comprehensive land use plan, authored by the planning and zoning commission, requiring developers in the future to pay the costs of developing park lands that are deeded to the town.


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