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Name not shown inside Kennedy March 19, 2019, 8:37 AM
Marty Andrews inside Home of Eisenhower March 19, 2019, 6:42 AM
Hank Royer inside Eisenhower Park March 19, 2019, 6:30 AM
Name not shown outside Abilene Neighborhoods March 6, 2019, 4:33 PM
We need to pay off current debt and future planned expenditures before adding more debt to the city and tax increases to the residents
Michael Kaiser inside North Cedar March 6, 2019, 10:05 AM
Make do with what is working, then re-purpose if necessary. All offices need to be under one roof? What really needs changed or improved? Move to the Reflector or Steinhauser's, but, may not be ample parking? Move to Garfield? Would still be close to downtown, plenty of parking, may have to 're-hab'. Move to Shop-KO. Plenty of room and parking, all on ground floor.
Little Ike Park. The new design looks great. It has some thought. To bad next to a parking lot. Maybe can extend the park into a 'central park' or pavilion, with shade, etc. Can be used for many 'civic' events, much like what is used by the convention center, located in the open, by the tracks. The back side of the buildings by Little Ike can be painted with different scenes or the flint hills. There may be a grant for paint? School kids could be supervised to paint. This may give them a sense of pride in the community?
We would lose some parking? Why does the city still give parking tickets? Is it a money maker? Does it even pay the costs? Parking is an issue, but why limit downtown customers to 2 hours? Parking in front a business is a premium, but, just creates a 'merry-go-round' every 2 hours. Maybe issue parking passes?There is more to this topic, but, just some thoughts.
Chuck Brussow inside Mount St. Joseph March 6, 2019, 6:45 AM
It's unfortunate that the citizens and government of Abilene are already burdened by a very high real estate tax rate. We have already spent a lot of money for our school system, courthouse updates and the Highlands failure. Likely our population is somewhat in decline with limited recovery from the effects of losing the Duckwall/Alco general office and warehouse employment. Abilene/Dickinson County needs to find a way to increase our tax base (new business/jobs) prior to spending more money (increasing the already high tax burden) on the citizens of Abilene/Dickinson County.
Name not shown outside Abilene Neighborhoods March 5, 2019, 11:53 AM
Build a new building that an be customized to the needs of the city agencies that use the space.
Sarah Wilson outside Abilene Neighborhoods March 5, 2019, 10:11 AM
It may sound silly but I think the appearance of this building can withstand the test of time and that can’t be said for a lot of the new architecture that would possibly go in place of this. The building that was torn down 100 years ago could have been an amazing historic building for our historic downtown but it’s gone. I wouldn’t want to see the same happen again.
Name not shown inside North Cedar March 5, 2019, 7:23 AM
I think we need to explore more options. I think that somethings can be combined. We can move the courts over with the county courts. That will free up some space. Renovate what is there. We need to start spending money where it’s going to do some good. We have for too long now spend money on things like researching, redoing a park and moving a statue, etc. We need to do things in this town that will 1. Give the resources needed to those who protect us (police and fire) 2. Keep what we have from falling into ilrepair. Example out baseball/softball fields. Those have been an eye sore for many years now! If they were completely redone we could bring in bigger tournaments which would bring additional revenue to our town. Restaurants, shops, hotels all would benefit. We are currently not able to do that due to our subpar facilities. Personally I think our station should make do with what is working right now, fully redo the baseball/softball complex and get some of that revenue in then use the revenue made to redo the police/fire department.