The Knox Park Board will consider suggestions offered recently to curb vandalism at Wythogan Park when they meet this evening. Mayor Rick Chambers recently hosted a community discussion to gather thoughts on the issue. Afterward he said several good suggestions were offered, including a stronger police presence and writing more curfew tickets to juveniles who are in the park after hours.
Along with writing tickets, it was suggested that juvenile offenders should be prosecuted and their parents should be held accountable for their actions in accordance with the law. Other ideas include a video surveillance system and additional area and sensor lighting.
Chambers told the city council this week he wants to discuss the suggestions with the park board. Tonight is their first meeting since the community discussion earlier this month. They meet at 6 p.m. at the Girl Scout Cabin next to city hall. The public is welcome to attend.