Supporters of a new west Lawrence recreation center won only a partial victory Tuesday night at City Hall.
City commissioners agreed to leave in a $300,000 item in the city’s parks and recreation budget, but stopped short of saying it would spend the money to create a design for a recreation center at Overland and Wakarusa drives.
Instead, commissioners said they want to have a more serious discussion about whether there are other types of parks and recreation projects that should be pursued. If the money isn’t spent on designing a new center, it might be spent to improve maintenance at other parks and recreation facilities.
Commissioners discussed the recreation center proposal as part of their overall 2010 budget discussions. Commissioners unanimously agreed to publish a budget that will spend $157,260,736 in 2010, and will be supported by $164,457,707 in revenues. The city’s property tax mill levy will remain unchanged from this year.
Commissioners will finalize the budget at their Aug. 11 meeting.