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Notices & Announcements
City's Highest Honor Awarded to Vern G. Burton Sr.
Jan. 21, 2016 - The Port Angeles Parks, Recreation & Beautification Commission passed a motion on March 17, 2015, to place Mr. Vern G. Burton, Sr., on the Community Memorial Wall - the City’s highest honor. On October 6, 2015, it was approved by City Council.
On January 30, 2016, the City held a ceremony to unveil Mr. Burton’s plaque on the Community Memorial Wall and celebrate his legacy with his family and friends. Forever known as “Mr. Badminton,” Mr. Burton had a profound impact on the youth of Port Angeles and dedicated many years of volunteer service to the community.
The Community Memorial Wall, located inside the Atrium at City Hall, was established and erected in 1989. The purpose of the Memorial Wall is to recognize outstanding and significant contributions of individuals within the community that resulted in the enrichment of Port Angeles. Additionally, it is intended that inclusion on this plaque be considered more significant recognition than naming or re-naming of streets or parks after individuals.
Youth & Family Programs Eliminated During Priority Setting Process
2014 was a challenging year for the City of Port Angeles and the General Fund, which is where the Parks & Recreation Department receives its funding. Shortly after Council approved a balanced 2015 budget, the City & the public were notified that one of Port Angeles’ largest employers, Nippon Paper Industries (NPI), was shutting down the least efficient of its two paper machines. This created a direct loss of utility tax revenue estimated at $360,000 for 2015. Because of the new deficit, City staff and the Council had to revisit the 2015 budget to look for potential cuts.
In early 2015, the City Council went through a budgeting by priority process which resulted in eliminating all Youth & Family Programs, including: the After School Program, Rec X’Press Day Camp, spring/winter break camps and the Daddy Daughter Dance.