Park may add deposit fee to use facilities

Lepanto Park Fee
Source: KAIT
Source: KAIT

LEPANTO, AR (KAIT) - If you use Lepanto's city park for parties or family gatherings, you might have to start paying a deposit fee.

Lepanto Mayor Dale Dunlap said recently many people using the park for parties leave trash behind.

He said the city attorney is drafting an ordinance that will require a $100 deposit for special events.

Dunlap said the city doesn't have the manpower to clean the park every day.

Julia Clower lives in Lepanto, and she said she understands why the city is looking at the fee.

"That's not anyone else's responsibility to have to clean up behind them," Clower said. "I'm not saying anybody, in particular, is doing it but I'm saying if you do go out there, and you're leaving trash and stuff, yes, I feel like you should be responsible as an adult to make sure that park is the same way as when you go there when you first attended whatever you were doing."

Clower holds events for children at the park and said she wants to see the park progress not degrade.

Dunlap said the ordinance will have to be voted on.

He said if party-goers leave the park in the condition it started in, they will get the $100 deposit back.

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