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Buena Vista officials plan to clean up City Park
From the July 10, 2013 newspaper
By Sarah Berlanga
During its meeting last week, the Buena Vista City Council voted to work to improve City Park, agreed to reconsider a request to rename a street in honor of the late Dr. Boyce T. Rainey, and discussed the need to have people get a permit to sell food on the Courthouse Square.
Torica Tymes had appeared before the City Council recently asking city officials to make repairs and to clean up City Park, which is located behind the Buena Vista Cemetery on Rosa B. Williams Lane. In the meeting last week officials agreed to take on this project. Upon a little discussion the council unanimously decided to set July 13th from 8 a.m. to noon as a Clean-Up Day where the community is encouraged to accompany the City Council in cleaning up the park. It was agreed that drinks and garbage bags will be provided for anyone who comes.
The clean up project may even lead to more improvements, as the addition of a splash pad in the future was discussed.
The City Council also listened to local resident Mulkey McMichael give another request to name a street in honor of the late Dr. Rainey. In a meeting last month council members declined the request, but this time they agreed to consider the possibility, but did not specifically approve it. One option that was mentioned was the possibility of naming a housing project after the late doctor.
McMichaels reason for persisting is that Dr. Rainey was a very important physician in who delivered thousands of babies during his time back in the late 50s.
The final topic of discussion was from the city clerk, who informed the council members that it had come to her attention that any and all people wishing to sell cooked food on the courthouse property must have a permit from the Marion County Health Department or be held liable for any food poisoning or other incidents. The council agreed that action would be taken to inform the community of the change and that any big celebrations usually held on courthouse property, such as Rural America, would be informed of the change.