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See options for Manchester’s “Stormwater Park” Tuesday

Kitsap County public works officials on Tuesday will present design options for a public park, to be located on county property with a new stormwater treatment plant.
The plant, to be built in 2014 and 2015, will add high-capacity stormwater treatment for the Manchester area and create a new community commons at the intersection of Colchester Drive and Main Street.
“Hearing from people about their needs and preferences for community amenities will help us to move to the next phase of project design,” said Chris May, Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management Program Manager. “The county is interested in designing features that will enhance the community and support the area’s stormwater treatment needs.”
For more information, visit http://www.kitsapgov.com/sswm/Manchester_SW_Retrofit.htm.
The meeting is 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Manchester Library. I’ll see you there.

Chris Henry, South Kitsap reporter

Help plan for Port Orchard’s parks

What would you like to see happen with the city of Port Orchard’s parks?

There’s been some discussion of the city taking over the county’s Veteran’s Memorial Park, which is popular with soccer teams. The park already is within city limits, and the county is having budget problems. What do you think of this idea?

What else would you like to see done to improve city parks?

How would you rate city parks overall?

What is your favorite city park? Why?

The city of Port Orchard is is looking for citizens’ input on it parks. The city is updating its comprehensive parks plan and is seeking city residents willing to volunteer on a parks planning subcommittee.

A meeting of the subcommittee is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at city hall. Other meetings are set for April 20, May 18 and June 18, according to the city’s website.

The city has grown and expanded through annexation over the past several years, nearly doubling its population and acreage. The parks plan needs to be updated to reflect and respond to that growth.

The subcommittee will be made up of Port Orchard residents, planning commission members and elected officials. A draft City Parks Plan must be submitted to the Port Orchard Planning Commission and City Council by December.

A city parks survey will be available in March on city’s website at http://www.cityofportorchard.us/city-parks-plan. Citizens’ comments will be incorporated into the parks planning process. Those who wish can be included in an “interested parties” list.

Comments and suggestions can be sent to City of Port Orchard, 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366, or e-mailed to Planning@cityofportorchard.us.