Archive for Thursday, September 15, 2005

Briefings to occupy City Council

September 15, 2005

Lansing City Council members will be briefed on several recreation programs and economic development efforts at its meeting this week.

Representatives of the Parks and Recreation Department's soccer, football and cheerleading programs, plus officials from Leavenworth Area Development are scheduled to give reports to the council when it meets at 7 p.m. today, Sept. 15.

Jason Crum, Parks and Recreation director, said he and soccer commissioner Richard Pitts, football commissioner Bryan Pettis and cheerleading commissioner Deena Pettis would be on hand to brief council members and answer questions about the fall sports programs, which are now under way.

Leavenworth Area Development executive director Lynn McClure said he would report to the council on several issues, including LAD's activities on behalf of the council, the economic development agency's Program of Work for 2006 and upcoming events.

In addition, Dan Gutshall, who chairs LAD's Marketing and Business Recruitment Committee, will talk to council members about LAD's new countywide, universal brochure. The brochure, which is getting its finishing touches before being sent to the printer, is to be distributed to prospective business owners and developers looking to locate their projects in Leavenworth County.

McClure said Gutshall's committee had been working on the brochure for several months.

"We've not had an all-encompassing brochure used to market the sites, facilities and communities in the county as a whole," McClure said. "The individual cities had all done their own."

Gutshall has briefed the Leavenworth County Commission on the brochure, as well as city governing boards in each of the county's other five communities. Lansing will be his last stop.

The council meeting will be at City Hall, 800 First Terrace.

Here's tonight's agenda:

Old business

¢ Consider minutes from the Sept. 1 council meeting.

New business

¢ Recognize Terry Denny for his years of service as softball commissioner on the Lansing Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

¢ Hear briefings on Lansing Parks and Recreation fall sports programs.

¢ Hear a report from Leavenworth Area Development.

¢ Hear reports from city staff members, administrator and council members.


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