Monday's City Council agenda includes finishing up a review of rules for City parks and playgrounds. So far there have not been major changes proposed, other than banning smoking on the playgrounds and setting hours of operation for some of the smaller parks, many of which are relatively new.
Still to be considered are the two largest recreation areas, Thompson Park and the Fairgrounds.
The Devil's Brew continues to be an issue. A prohibition was imposed after what were perceived a rowdy "Kite Days" in the 80s and there are many who are amazed to learn you need a permit to have a beer with your barbecue. Current policy is to ban it and only enforce the matter if there is a problem.
Remember years ago when you could go to Thompson Park on a warm Summer night ? It's too bad such simple pleasures are lost because someone caused a problem years ago.
Also on Monday, Council will likely set dates for budget review. The proposed spending plan will get the usual once over with nickle and diming on expenses and a reevaluation of revenue streams.