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City of Meridian hosting town hall focused on comprehensive plan, new regional park Wednesday night

City also giving update on Library District's levy
Posted: 10:24 AM, Apr 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-24 12:24:36-04
Report: Meridian's population tops 100,000, now one of the fastest growing cities in the nation

MERIDIAN, Ida. — Meridian City leaders are hosting a town hall Wednesday night focused on several topics. The quarterly meeting will cover issues including a new regional park, the City's Comprehensive Plan, and the Meridian Library District's levy.

Parks Superintendent Mike Barton will discuss Discovery Park. The park's first phase will span 27 acres and is set to open this summer in south Meridian, offering sand and water play, zip lines, a climbing map of Idaho, softball fields, and a pollinator garden. The entire project will offer up 77 acres of space for visitors to play and discover.

City leaders will also cover efforts to revise the city's Comprehensive Plan. It will serve as a policy document containing vision statements directing how growth and development should occur within the City. Thirty percent of Meridian's population was not part of the area when the plan was adopted in 2011 so the city is hoping to update the plan with what people would like to see now and in the future.

A representative from the Meridian Library District is set to educate the public about the upcoming library levy. The District is proposing a $14 million levy to fund new library branches: one in North Meridian (as part of the Linder Village project) and one in South Meridian (as part of The Hill complex), as well as other building renovations. The levy will appear on voter ballots May 21st.

The town hall will be live streamed here or you can check it out in person tonight at Siena Elementary School. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.