- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - McComb Mayor Whitney Rawlings is proposing a four-year program to upgrade 10 city parks using $1.2 million of the local motel tax.

The Enterprise-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1vWEnPj ) the board of selectmen could vote on the proposal Tuesday.

Proceeds from the 3 percent tax must go toward tourism promotion, parks and recreation.

Rawlings says the parks need similar improvements, including security lighting, fencing, playground equipment, landscaping and other amenities. He said splash pads also need some electrical work.

The mayor says Director of Parks and Recreation Joseph Parker will outline a plan for each park instead of paying a firm to plan the improvements on the front end.

Rawlings says he will have a more concise list of improvements for each park for the board Tuesday.

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Information from: Enterprise-Journal, https://www.enterprise-journal.com

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