Meridian residents who would like to see more recreational opportunities in the city are encouraged to bring their ideas to a town hall meeting on Monday.
Dr. George Thomas, president of the Meridian City Council, said it is his hope that proponents of a recreational expansion will be able to gauge the interest community members may have for a project.
"What we want to do is find out if there's going to be support," Thomas said. "What do we need?"
The city needs new baseball fields and more soccer fields, he said, but he wants to know what other facilities people would like to have.
"Is there support for a sports complex and is there support for other things," Thomas wonders. "If we think there's support we can go to the Legislature and ask them to vote on it."
Thomas was referring to state legislation that would be required if the city sought a two percent restaurant tax to generate money for recreational expansions.
If the Legislature approved the tax, it would have to be approved by 60 percent of voters who cast ballots in a referendum.
The meeting is set for Monday at 5 p.m. in the third floor of City Hall in Meridian, 601 23rd Avenue.
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