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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Discussion on proposed rec center draws in hundreds of comments from community

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There has been a lot of conversation within the Billings community regarding the proposed Multi-Generational Recreation Center, which is incredible! We thank everyone who has taken the time to call, write, and speak up on the topic. 

The city council chambers were packed during Tuesday night's work session as the council was given a presentation on the center's proposed final plans. Watch the meeting here: 

In addition to the public comment and dozens of emails received by the council, they were also given about 100 letters and drawings from the students at Newman Elementary School in Billings, with many of the students expressing excitement over the possibilities of learning new skills like ice skating and swimming. 

Untitled design (12)Click on the image above to read the letters.  

All emails sent to the council are public record and can be found by clicking here. Most of the emails regarding the rec center were received between Thursday, Jan. 12 and Tuesday, Jan. 17. 

Tuesday night's work session was an opportunity for the council to ask questions and review the recreation center's proposed final plan. 

Slides from the presentation can be viewed by clicking here

The council is slated to decide on adopting the plan during a February regular business meeting. No decisions were made during Tuesday's meeting. If the council decides to adopt the plan, a discussion on funding options would come at a later time. 

Anyone interested in contacting the city council and sharing their thoughts on this topic and others can send them an email by clicking here

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