Funding for parks and right of way maintenance with contractor Optech Monette LLC has been approved to be increased from $618,000 to $828,000 for 2019.

In a Dec. 10 memo to the mayor and city council, Parks and Recreation Director Brent Walker said the additional money for maintenance is needed to hire three additional staff and equipment to “maintain the park amenities that continue to expand in our park system.” Funding will come from the Parks and Recreation budget.

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