How will construction costs of a park be paid for, and does the city have enough revenue to pay for maintenance costs once it is built, without a parks millage?

The park will be built using bond money.  The city is asking the DDA to agree to pay the debt service costs on the park.  


The city does not have a design for the park yet.  It has just selected a landscape architect who will design this park and Normandy Oaks.  It is impossible to speculate what amenities will be placed in the park.  Unless we install something requiring very high maintenance -- a swimming pool or ice skating rink with ice making equipment -- basic costs will be mowing and landscape maintenance.  



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1. Where are we at with this development?
2. What can you tell us about the proposed office building?
3. Can’t city facility issues be fixed? Why not just repair the existing building?
4. What do you hope to accomplish with a new City Hall facility?
5. What are the possible sites for City Hall?
6. Was combining City Hall with the police station ever considered?
7. Did you ever consider sites outside of the Central Business District?
8. Will general parking fees across the downtown have to be raised to meet debt service for a new deck?
9. What is the cost to the taxpayer for this development?
10. Why are there are not going to be public open bids since taxpayers’ bond risk is funding?
11. How come the city is not bringing in multiple companies and citizens to present alternative proposals to be debated?
12. Will the public be invited to give input/feedback on the new central park?
13. How will construction costs of a park be paid for, and does the city have enough revenue to pay for maintenance costs once it is built, without a parks millage?
14. Will parking spaces be lost?
15. Where will the physically disabled and senior citizens park?