BROUSSARD, La. (AP) - New parks and recreation facilities totaling 171 acres could begin taking shape next year in an estimated $20 million project paid for with a sales tax that Broussard voters approved last year.
Broussard Mayor Charles Langlinais tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/PusZX5 ) this week that he anticipates the city will close the sale on most of the needed property within two months and then begin firming up the design for the parks.
Langlinais says some easy-to-build components, such as the soccer fields, could be under way by next year, and the remaining facilities could be built out over the next four years, depending on how quickly the city council wants to move.
Langlinais said there should easily be enough tax revenue to hire a full-time parks manager and to maintain the parks.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com
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9/21/2012 6:02:08 AM (GMT -5:00)