A vote failed in 2001 and 2006. In one of the elections it failed by a single vote. The board thinks if the vote would have passed 13 years ago, they would have around $500,000 saved up.
“If you’re a business owner, every time you put a dollar in your cash register a penny of what fell through and is just lost below,” said Scharlette Schwenninger, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees.
City officials say if anyone writes a formal complaint about the parks not being handicap accessible, they could be forced to close. That’s why they want to take care of this right away.