Rapid City sports programs could cease to exist without water fu - KOTA Territory News

Rapid City sports programs could cease to exist without water funding


Some Rapid City recreational programs could cease to exist unless city council members approve the water task force's recommendations.

Jeff Partridge with The Least Facilities tells Public Works Committee members that without the City helping with the cost of water, some youth sports organizations would go extinct. That's because Partridge says volunteers and parents already supply all the costs that come with field maintenance. He's says recreation should be treated as a side activity and come out of the general fund.

"Rapid City has certainly benefited from having youth involved in sports, especially with baseball in terms of the success we've had with the program," said Partridge. "Not only locally but also nationwide."

The Public Works Committee approved a motion to provide recreation with free mulch and compost for lease holders. The council will re–convene Monday night.

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