Residents will not have to pay a deposit or fees to use the boweries at Rotary Park this summer.
The City Council accepted recommendations presented by Marilyn Wyler, chairwoman of the recreation committee, to dispense with requiring deposits for use of the parks, which Wyler said invariably were returned at city expense. In addition, the council voted to no longer require a fee for use of the park.The city initiated park fees last year to pay for hiring temporary workers, to keep the park clean, and to raise money to upgrade equipment in city parks after receiving complaints about the park's cleanliness.
Superintendent Preston Taylor said that in 1988 approximately $860 in fees were collected. Taylor said the amount raised was insufficient to upgrade equipment in the parks and no equipment purchases had been budgeted in 1989. Taylor said the revenue collected was deposited in the city's general fund and did not go directly to paying for the temporary help.
Reservations still will be required. Time blocks will be 6-9:30 a.m.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 2:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-11 p.m. and can be scheduled through Recreation Director Steve Bailey, 756-0250.