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Open house about swim fees tonight

Share your thoughts about next year’s proposed fees at city aquatic centers, the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex and the Franklin Park Sports Complex tonight.
The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an open forum at 6 p.m. at the Woodland Center (3404 W. Woodland Boulevard, off the Sunset Highway) at the Finch Aboretum.
Here’s a link to the proposed user fees. Tonight’s comments will be provided to the Parks Board for review before the 2011 budget can be finalized.
“The six new aquatic centers and the Merkel Complex were constructed with funding from the 2007 Parks Improvement Bond. The bond funded construction but not maintenance and operation costs, so it’s crucial that user fees or other funding cover maintenance and operation. Likewise, user fees must cover maintenance and operation at that facility,” reads a press release from the parks department.

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Welcome to the Hillyard neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last six years I've worked for The Spokesman-Review.

In April, I started a neighborhood blog on South Perry Street (where I live). When it came time to expand the blog activity, Hillyard was an easy pick: There is so much going on in this neighborhood in terms of new businesses and street improvements, festivals and new construction - and there is a strong sense of neighborhood history and pride. I'm looking forward to highlighting all of that on this blog.

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