Jeff Davis

Apr 8, 2014 7:48 PM by Tonya LaCoste

Failed tax puts new recreation improvements on hold in Welsh

Since voters said no to a tax that would have improved recreation in Welsh, the mayor says the town will continue to maintain parks to the best of its ability. "Being a small town of 3,400 people, in our budget we can only handle so much for recreation," Mayor Carolyn Louviere said. The half-cent sales tax, which would have generated $202,378 annually, failed with 61 percent of voters shooting it down.

The town's three parks will continue to be maintained, but ideas, such as having a water pad for two of the parks are no longer under consideration. Louviere said tennis courts and walking trails need to be repaired.

The town budgets $150,000 a year for recreation, which includes the recreation supervisor and another employee's salary.

 

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