Frank AkersWood River Mayor Frank Akers says pursuing funding from a variety of sources is the coming trend for municipalities across the nation.  Pointing to a recent donation of $100,000 by Phillips 66 to pay for a new walking path around the lake at Belk Park, Akers believes that will be the way many projects in the future see the light of day.

Akers tells The Big Z thinking outside the box could help make projects happen when traditional tax revenue isn't enough.

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As for the future of the Aquatic Center, he says either major renovations or the construction of a new facility is a costly proposition.  A feasibility study is being done, and then the desire of the citizens will be taken into account before deciding on which direction to take.


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