SEMO Regional Planning Will Be Contracted To Map City Parks

Ste. Genevieve Parks and Recreation board members voted on February 25 to spend $1,500 to have the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission (SEMO RPC) make professional maps of the city parks.

The board had been looking into the matter for some time, for a while considering having a competition in which high school and middle school students would draw park maps.

Current park maps date back to the mid 1970s.

“SEMO Regional Planning will bring their GPS system out here and will mark all the existing resources and produce a professionally-drawn map of the parks, identifying the features,” city administrator Martin Toma explained.

It would include all the city parks.

“I think we need that,” board vice chair Lauren Smothers said.

“You know, really, that’s not that bad a price,” board member Gerry Schwent said.

Toma said “we use their maps all the time.”

See complete story in the March 6 edition of the Herald.

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