Highland News Leader

Livingston recognized for park improvements

At the Wednesday, Oct. 21 meeting of the Madison County Board, Chairman Alan J. Dunstan recognized the village of Livingston for its park improvement projects.

Livingston used a Park Enhancement Grant (PEP), awarded by the Madison County Park and Recreation Grant Commission, for several projects at Veterans Memorial Park. A new scoreboard was installed at the park’s basketball court, which was also resurfaced, coated with an acrylic surface and striped. A new swing set was also purchased and installed in the park.

“Madison County residents have the right to expect their local and county governments to do everything possible to keep them and their family’s safe, and we take that responsibility very seriously,” Dunstan said. “In Madison County, we believe it is also important to go beyond public safety and economic development, we do everything we can to enhance our residents’ quality of life. By supporting the great system of parks and recreation programs, which we have in Madison County, we are doing just that.”

The PEP program is administered by the Madison County Community Development department operating under the direction of the Madison County Park and Recreation Grant Commission. The commission oversees the operation of the Metro East Park and Recreational District, which was created by a vote of Madison County residents in November 2000. The Park and Recreation District is funded by a  1/10 of 1 percent sales tax.