Westlake renewal levy will fund new senior center, improved rec options

Prompted by such a desirious school system, our young family moved to Westlake 33 years ago; it was a wise decision. What we came to appreciate very quickly in addition to the schools were the many city services that our sons participated in throughout their school years: soccer, t-ball, baseball, tennis, golf, swimming and the parks. All these amenities were generously provided right in what they came to call their hometown of Westlake. When we became empty nesters, we determined we would move from the family home but came to the conclusion that Westlake was the community of choice so we stayed.

Westlake continues to capture everything we needed then and now and we’ve added the older adult activities at Westlake Center for Community Services. Our grandsons love the parks and recreation facilities ... imagine an 86-acre property with not only a Recreation Center but trails, a sledding hill, playground, summer concerts and even a pond for fishing. But we recognize improvements are needed and our sustaining vote of YES for Issue 53 on Nov. 7 can make that happen.

Tucked into that issue is everything from an outdoor aquatic center at Clague Park to a sports park, trails for biking and walking, improvements to the parks as well as a new center for our older adults that includes the very important social services and food bank for our neediest Westlake residents of all ages. All of this is available to us with a YES vote for Issue 53. This is a renewal so no additional taxes will be levied. Together we can accomplish all that is currently needed and anticipated in the future. Please join me in voting YES for Issue 53.

– Joyce Able Schroth, Westlake resident and former director of the city's Community Services Department

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 10:09 AM, 10.03.2017