Council asked to consider new name for Community Park

May 7, 2019

BULLHEAD CITY — Because big changes are in store for Old Bullhead and adjacent areas, should Community Park undergo a name change to assist with the re-branding of the area?

This is one topic the Bullhead City Council will take up when members meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the Council Chamber, 1255 Marina Blvd.

The Parks and Recreation Commission came up with possible names. The two top nominations have been forwarded for council member consideration.

The choices are Bullhead City River Park or Bullhead City River Beach Park.

Commissioner Allan Snow said he was happy with the location’s current name — Bullhead Community Park — during last month’s meeting of the commission.

Money for drug court?

Council members will be asked to adopt a resolution that ratifies the application for a $500,000 U.S. Bureau of Justice grant to enhance the Bullhead City Veterans Treatment Court’s coordination and management of participants as well as adding to its recovery support services.

Volunteer efforts would provide the grant’s required match of more than $73,000. The money would be used over 36 months.

Trails feasibility study

The City Council approved about $10,000 for a study to be done by Shane Wilson, International Mountain Biking Association. It would be used to guide the future siting and design of bike trails citywide.

Having such a plan makes it easier to obtain grants that could be used to assist in funding these projects.

A draft of the study was submitted to the city in March and the Parks and Recreation Commission last month forwarded it to council members for their consideration.

Where to put the bull

A bull statue recently was purchased from the Jenner family which displayed it one of its furniture stores before deciding to go out of business.

Parks and Recreation Commissioners would like to name it Bravo — already the name of the city’s mascot — and to place it in Gary Keith Park, behind the park sign.

Poki, the two-ton desert tortoise sculpture donated to the city by Bill Hayes in 2014, would be left near the highway at Community Park and the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce if this idea is approved.

Cotter’s report

City Manager Toby Cotter is scheduled to provide information about the Anderson Auto Group Fieldhouse, weed abatement, recycling, the EPCOR valuation and rate case, summer water safety program, federal land swap and state sovereign land legislation.

Also, the 2019-2020 fiscal year begins July 1 and Cotter is slated to discuss it during his report. The upcoming city budget workshop is at noon on May 13 in the Council Chamber.