Community Forum

You'll have a chance on June 24 to comment on a proposal to add a new fee to utility bills to help support the St. Helens parks and recreation program.

According to a release from the City, the Council is considering a proposal to place a monthly fee in the range of $2 to $3 on St. Helens utility bills as one funding option to create stable funding for the city's parks and recreation program.

The City will hold a public forum at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 24, at St. Helens High School, 2375 Gable Road, as part of the ongoing discussions about the funding issues.

The City of St. Helens announced in April 2018, that it was launching a new recreation program in partnership with the St. Helens School District. The goal of the program is to provide a central location where community members can find a wide range of free or low cost activities to enjoy.

According to the release, the program has offered activities for adults and children that include events, such as Movie in the Park nights, craft nights for adults, an after school recreation program for kids hosted at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, adult cornhole league tournaments, a PeeWee Basketball league, college funding information nights for high schoolers, exercise and sports groups, and more.

For St. Helens Recreation Program information, visit the City’s website at www.ci.st-helens.or.us/recreation. For more details about the St. Helens Recreation Program public forum, contact Finance Director Matt Brown at 503-366-8227, or mattb@ci.st-helens.or.us.

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