January 14 1966

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January 14 1966 - Samuel J. Eiggs, the group's presiding .com-...
Samuel J. Eiggs, the group's presiding .com- Mayor Keeps Word- City Recreation Program Gets Boost In Finances LEOMINSTER--The city recreation program is getting its first infusion of added money this year as Mayor Ralph W. Crossman carries out his pledge to expand the program. The mayor already has added $1,730 to the recreation salary and wages account and it was approved in the 1966 salary budget by the Council. The new money has enabled the Recreation Commission to carry out a city-wide physical education and sports program during the winter months in three public schools. The commission is seeking an expense budget of $22,894 to make some improvements on play areas, provide new sports programs and expand previous activities. In his inaugural address, the mayor also cited the need to improve Carter Park, develop the remaining city land at the Southwest School site for recreation, provide a drop-in center for the elderly and provide more neighborhood playgrounds. A proposal made by the late Councilor John P. Magane to appoint a full-time city recreation director could be revived this year. The 1966 salary and wages recreation budget recommended by the mayor and approved by the council totaled $16,386. ffs compared with $11,756 allocated last year, which also was a $2,000 increase over the previous year. The $22,894 expense budget requested by the Recreation Commission and now under study compares with the $10,450 allocated last year after the commission had asked for $36,850. City contributions to private baseball and football and softball leagues requested this year are $900 to the Little League, $805 to the Babe Ruth League, $400 to the Pop Warner League, . $200 to Pop Warner cheerlead- the crs, $234 to the adult Softball league, and $320 to the Lassie Softball League. The allocations would supplement private funds raised by the leagues and would be used mostly for purchase of equipment. Special requests include $1,400 for the development and operation of an ice skating outdoor rink, $685 for rental of skiing facilities, $2,500 for an artesian well at Barrett Park and for installation of lights at the Doyle Field tennis courts for night play. Recurring allocations asked include $1,500 for the annual swimming program, $150 for tennis equipment, $2,000 for the summer camp for retarded children, $1,000 for playground equipment. New requests include $4,OOC for installation of a fence and dugouts at the Twelfth St. Little League field, $400 for band concerts, $300 for installation of lights and supervision of an outdoor basketball court at the Bennett School, $200 for new horseshoe pitching courts and $350 car allowance for officials, CAC Takes Sfeps-

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  1. Fitchburg Sentinel,
  2. 14 Jan 1966, Fri,
  3. Page 9

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