The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Fulton

March 7, 2014

Fulton city council at odds over video gaming revenue

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According to public works director Dan Clark, the city's parks are in dire need as well. He added that the parks and infrastructure line items in his budget are the only ones to zero out at the end of each fiscal year and that having those additional revenue funds would aid him a great deal.

He also commented that with the addition of the city's new nature center adjacent to Heritage Canyon, the council will need to consider how it plans to fund that project.

"If you remember we had that discussion and I said if you ever find any extra money please consider parks as one place to put it," Clark said. "Because we certainly don't have near enough to go around."

Feeling good about the discussion but concerned about the upcoming budget deadline, the council decided to table the video gaming revenue matter until the council is able to see what lies ahead for the city's budget.

If the council does decide to approve Boonstra's motion at the March 18 City Council meeting, that will add approximately $30,000 worth of revenue to more than $20,000 already budgeted for parks and infrastructure.

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