Council accepts $100,000 grant for new path at Cyr Center Park

Adam Curtis Public Affairs Press Releases

The Sierra Vista City Council accepted a $100,000 grant for a new multi-use path and related improvements at Cyr Center Park at its meeting on Thursday.

The grant is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act and is provided by the Arizona State Parks Non-Motorized Grant Program. The City will contribute an in-kind cash match of $3,250.

The grant will fund the construction of an ADA compliant path, related drainage improvements, two ADA ramps, and signage along the pathway. The new path will connect the existing pathway around Cyr Center Park with another existing path just south of Kayetan Drive. It will also provide pedestrian access from the new public parking lot being constructed at the park.

In other business, the City Council approved the issuance of economic development revenue bonds by the Industrial Development Authority of the City of Sierra Vista. The proceeds of the bonds will be loaned to the Georgetown Community Development Authority, a Washington-based nonprofit organization, for the purpose of financing and refinancing the acquisition and improvement of community facilities.

While these facilities are in Seattle, Washington, the fee paid to the Sierra Vista IDA will be used by the IDA to spur economic development efforts here in Sierra Vista. The Council approved IDA bonds for the same purpose in October 2021 and these new bonds were issued based on an opportunity to expand the efforts of the Georgetown Community Development Authority.

This action has no impact on the City’s budget because the IDA is a separate entity, however the City Council’s approval is required to finalize the issuance of bonds by the IDA. The City has no fiscal liability associated with the issuance or repayment of the bonds.

More information from Thursday’s City Council meeting is available in the supporting documents for the Thursday, April 28, City Council meeting. They can be accessed via the “City Council” folder on the City’s document server at docserve.sierravistaaz.gov/.

City Council meetings can be streamed live and past meetings can be viewed on YouTube. The meetings are also aired on Cox Channel 12. Learn more at www.sierravistaaz.gov/your-government/mayor-council/council-meetings/ or in the “Council HQ” page at engage.sierravistaaz.gov.