Winchester City Councilors have their monthly meeting on October 9th. Old Town Winchester, the Taylor Hotel, and a skate park in Jim Barnett Park are on the agenda.
Winchester City Councilors are going to be voting on whether to approve a contract with Lantz Construction for the demolition and stabilization of the Taylor Hotel. That's the first phase of the project. This contract needs to be approved in order for work to start on the Hotel. On the City's website, it says the work is scheduled to start this Thursday October 11th, but officials tell TV3 it probably will be delayed.
Councilors will also be voting to adopt a strategic plan for Old Town Winchester. This is a list of goals, ideas and concepts created by multiple groups within the City.
"Events are a big thing for us. Also talking about what the mall will look like in 12 months. We talked about different options for buildings and other incentives we can have for downtown owners and merchants and retailers and business owners to want to be downtown so lot's of different things. Some of it actually infrastructure related. Some of it services related, but most of this was driven by citizen input with what they wanted to see in the downtown area," said Winchester City Council John Willingham.
Councilors will also be voting on making an area of the Christianson Familyland Pavilion and Shuffleboard Count in Jim Barnett Park as a skate park. Creating a skate park in Winchester is something that's been in the works for at least a decade.
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