CS Council Delays Decision on Lick Creek Park Nature CenterFeatured Stories, News Friday, June 15th, 2012
Going on four years after voters in College Station approved bonds to add a nature center at Lick Creek Park, the city council postpones a decision on what will be built.
Blanche Brick made the motion that was unanimously passed to accept an advisory committees report and consider what to do later this summer as part of the budget process.
Brick followed the suggestion made initially by Mayor Nancy Berry and endorsed by City Manager David Neeley.
Five of the six members at last night’s meeting didn’t know where to find the money to operate the facility. Jess Fields called on cutting elsewhere.
Katy-Marie Lyles was among those suggesting to start small with the nature center with structures that did not require much expense for staff and utilities.
The advisory committee recommended a 5,000 square foot air conditioned building, half the size promoted in the bond issue, along with other features that has an estimated operating cost of more than $160,000 dollars a year.
Click HERE to see the slide presentation seen at Thursday’s city council meeting.
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