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3 things on Gainesville City Council agenda: Parks board, cemetery donation, meeting schedule
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In its final meeting of 2018 the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 18, will vote on new members for the city’s parks board, a donation to maintain the city’s cemetery and the meeting schedule for 2019.

Gainesville City Council

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18

Where: Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway

Parks and Recreation Board

The council will vote on the reappointment of John Simpson and Chris Romberg to the city’s Parks and Recreation Board. Councilmembers will also vote to appoint Robert Washington to the board, taking the seat of Jeffrey Goss.

The board has been tasked with finding a replacement for Melvin Cooper, the city’s parks director who will be retiring in May after 47 years with the department.

Donation to Alta Vista Cemetery

A woman’s will requested that $25,000 be donated for the maintenance of Alta Vista Cemetery, and the council will vote to accept the donation.

Dolores Irene Dobbins, from Texas, died in 2017 and had requested that the donation be made in memory of David E. Twitty, who died in 1978 and is buried at Alta Vista.

Meeting calendar for 2019

The council also will vote on the meeting calendar for 2019.

Work sessions, where councilmembers hear presentations on upcoming meeting items, are on Thursday mornings, with meetings following on Tuesday evenings.

With some exceptions to account for holidays, meetings are held every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway.

The first two meetings of 2019, on Jan. 8 and Jan. 22, were already approved as part of the 2018 meeting calendar.