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Parks and Rec Wants Master Plan Study

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Population growth in Fort Mill is high and only climbing higher.

If nothing is done to accommodate that growth, the popular parks and river walks will become overcrowded.

The town's Parks and Recreation Committee has asked the town manager to set aside funds that would allow for a master plan study.

The study would show what land is available and where they need to set aside money for future planning.

“It’s a big part of planning for our future,” said Parks and Recreation Director Brown Simpson.

Ten years ago, the Parks and Rec budget was around $100, 000. Today, it is $900,000.

After the master plan is completed, it’s expected that the budget will grow to easily over one million dollars.

“We try to do as much as we can with the resources that we have,” says Simpson. “As this area continues to grow, our demand for services will grow and our budget will grow.”

But Simpson assures My Fox Carolinas that they are aware it is tax payer money that would be used.

“We try to be very cognitive of spending the tax payers money, because they are the ones who support what we do here,” said Simpson.

The master plan should be completed by September 2015.

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