Alpine Needs a Choice
The pipeline has pledged $400,000 to the city, $185k of which will go to our local fire dept for equipment, vehicles, etc.
The other $215k is currently being considered to be used to make a new walking trail connecting the south and north parts of town (per the suggestion by a group out of San Antonio!). There are so many other things that the community has been asking for, but our opinions are not being asked!
What about improvements to the city pool? What about finally getting a splashpad? What about more bathrooms in the parks? What about more water fountains and shade in the parks? What about the Little League Field, Manual Payne Field, restrooms, or International Field that are all in disrepair?
Why are we adding new things to the city when we have so much trouble maintaining what we already have?
Many polls and studies within the city have clearly shown what citizens are wanting to see - a new walking trail is NOT on it.
The Big Bend Parks and Recreation for Kids non-profit has brought in over $100,000 worth of grants and another $25,000 locally fundraised for park improvments to the city in just 3 years. This is with very minimal help (labor) from the city. It is time the city contributes.
I implore you to write or call the mayor and city council to have a town hall and get community input for how to use this money.
Next city council meeting will be July 6, 2017 at 1730.