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New beginning for Parks Foundation following tax woes


New beginning for Parks Foundation following tax woes
Floresville Parks Foundation committee members (from left) George Ramsdell, Tomas Robles, and Richard Halliburton Jr. review changes to the organization’s bylaws during the committee’s Jan. 15 meeting.


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January 22, 2014
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FLORESVILLE -- The Floresville Parks Foundation is working to re-establish its nonprofit status, which was withdrawn following tax liability issues with the state.

Pending the submission and acceptance of 501(c)(3) tax-exemption paperwork by the Internal Revenue Service, the foundation will be back in business.

During the foundation’s Jan. 22 committee meeting, President Douglas Jones said the Texas Secretary of State’s Office already has reinstated the organization’s tax liability and its ability to conduct business.

Also during the meeting, the committee approved changes to its bylaws. Included among the changes are more specific job descriptions for each of the committee’s officers, along with revisions to verbiage related to conflicts of interest.

During the citizens input, several people present, including committee members, engaged in a lengthy discussion. Topics meandered between possible fund-raising ideas and establishment of recreational venues, such as a bowling alley and a water park. Jones said a recent Floresville Chamber of Commerce newsletter indicated that someone already is working to build a bowling alley within the city.Committee member Tomas Robles voiced concern over the limited involvement of city residents as it relates to creating additional activities.

“I feel that this city has a lot of potential, but we’re not maximizing our potential here,” he said.

In attendance: Committee members Douglas Jones, Michelle Talley, Tomas Robles, George Ramsdell, and Richard Halliburton Jr.; Floresville Parks Department Supervisor Alex Treviño, and City Manager Henrietta Turner.

 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
February 11, 2014 12:40pm
 
Marcelina, as in a Ponzi scheme?

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
February 11, 2014 12:26pm
 
I believe the old rule was to pay recurring operating costs from current income and only use bond or certificate financing when absolutely necessary and only for capital additions. If current operating costs, including maintenance, ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
February 10, 2014 8:59am
 
I bet he has brown eyes.....Kemo Sabe

 
Glenn Quagmire  
Quahog, Rhode Island  
February 10, 2014 8:26am
 
Chief, maybe aks him what a quachi is. Dey servs it in the taco joint?

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
February 9, 2014 12:58pm
 
As you said, anyone who has read the Wilson County News would know that the previous administration left the city insolvent. And fixing the Rancho Grande Park was necessary to honor commitment made by the previous administration ... More ›

 
Alex Lippert  
Floresville  
February 9, 2014 11:03am
 
Senior, since you brought up streets , water , sewer ..Let's talk about it. The current Mayor and City Council have not taken any action on infrastructure. Nada , Zilch , Zero. Remember, the Little League was squashed because ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
February 9, 2014 10:48am
 
In my previous comment: "... I see where you are coming from" was meant for Alex.

 
Alex Lippert  
Floresville  
February 9, 2014 10:47am
 
Prairie, I agree with you 100 per cent. If government projects require financing , the elected officials must find a way to reduce that debt as quickly as possible. The interest saved are taxes saved. I agree. However, the concept ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
February 9, 2014 10:46am
 
Yes, Alex. Planning for a sports complex using our tax dollars is confiscation as far as I am concerned. Especially when the previous administration did not plan for the future with things like water and streets! I agree with ... More ›

 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
February 9, 2014 10:45am
 
Alex....make that pendehora.

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