Saturday I received “The IT Factor.” By now you will all have received the Town of Indian Trail’s newsletter, and in future you should receive it on a monthly basis.
It is official. There will be an $8.5 million Community Parks Bond referendum on the November 2012 ballot. Personally, I hope you all will vote yes. The bond will be paid for out of the Town’s Capital Reserve, so it will not cost you anything extra.
On the Indian Trail citizen survey in 2008 parks were very high on the citizens’ wishes, and again on the survey of 2010. Indian Trail owns the land for a 51-acre park and also for a 140-acre park, in which you will get greenways where you can walk, jog, run and cycle.
In the larger park the greenway could be about miles long. There also is the possibility of sports fields, a splash pond and playground for the children. The Indian Trail newsletter asked for input from you, the residents, so you can help design these two future parks.
Carolina Courts have agreed to purchase 3 acres of the 51-acre provisionally named Chestnut Park. Carolina Courts will start to grade the land this fall and by next summer the new building will be ready. The new building will be about 5,000 square feet – larger than the present building. Carolina Courts will attract roughly 150,000 visitors to Indian Trail annually, and combined with the roughly 600,000 patrons the Sun Valley 14 Theatre will attract, it will give a large economic lift to Indian Trail.
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