Turlock City Council will host a special meeting tonight to hear a presentation on the future of the Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department.
The presentation will involve discussion of existing programs, as well as proposed programs and services.
Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities is in charge of several services within the City of Turlock including community events such as the Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade, youth sports and programs, aquatic programs, and even street maintenance.
The Recreation Department had $1,907,110 in expenses during the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to the presentation provided in the agenda. Of those expenses, approximately 81 percent or $1,564,014 was recovered by revenues.
This budget does not include the Parks Department budget, which was not included in the presentation, although Parks expenses have decreased 23 percent since the 2010-11 fiscal year, according to the presentation.
In addition to the well-known parks and recreation programs, the department also handles a large portion of street maintenance around Turlock, including, but not limited to, pothole repair, street line striping, leaf pickup program, and median landscape maintenance.
On Tuesday, Turlock City Council will consider appropriating $45,000 to the community grants program and approving two grants for the California State University, Stanislaus Tournament of Champions softball tournament and Turlock Lake Road Race, both to be hosted late-March, in the amounts of $5,000 and $1,000, respectively.
Turlock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Yosemite Room of City Hall, 156 S. Broadway.