A public meeting where people were told about and could give input on the Chariton Splash Pad project was held at Johnson Auditorium in Chariton this past Tuesday night, Nov. 19.

The public was told about three designs of what the Splash Pad could look like and they asked what questions they had about the project. Along with slides of the designs that were shown during the presentation, there were also pictures of each design set up in the back of the room for people to look at after the meeting.

The public was also able to fill out surveys about the project following the meeting. Members of the Youth group Splash were in the audience. Splash has been working with the City of Chariton on the Splash pad project.

One Splash member, CHS sophomore Max Aulwes, spoke briefly about the Splash Pad project during the meeting. Including the Splash members, there were about 20 people present for the meeting.

According to the group’s website, “Splash is a youth led non-profit organization in Lucas County. They are a youth pod of the DEKKO Foundation and their fiscal sponsor is the South Central Iowa Community Foundation (SCICF). Splash was established in 2002 and its members are in 8-12 grades in the Chariton Community School District.”

Chariton City Manager Laura Liegois spoke first about the proposed Splash Pad project.

“The Splash Pad is an exciting project that the City of Chariton and the Splash youth group have been working on. We’re very fortunate that the Splash group has funded the design part of this project,” Liegois said.

Read the November 26, 2019 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.

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