The proposal will be considered by Mt. Shasta Recreation and Parks District directors Tuesday, March 14. It includes a recommendation for the closure of the roadway in the immediate vicinity of the Headwaters Area with inclusion of a paved ADA parking area and re-design of the existing parking area above the Headwaters.

The Mt. Shasta Recreation and Parks District Board of Directors will consider a proposed City Park Parking Enhancement Project during its regular meeting Tuesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in the City Park Recreation Center.

Audience on the agenda to speak about the proposal are consultant Tom Hesseldenz, Joe Wirth of the Mount Shasta Trail Association, Mount Shasta Police Officer Joe Restine, Mount Shasta Fire Chief Matt Melo, and parks volunteer Glenn Harvey.

The following background about the project is included in the meeting agenda: “The District’s Ad-Hoc Facilities Committee and Consultant Tom Hesseldenz will be presenting a proposal for parking enhancement and improved traffic safety measures in the City Park. The proposal will include a recommendation for the closure of the roadway in the immediate vicinity of the Headwaters Area with inclusion of a paved ADA parking area and re-design of the existing parking area above the Headwaters. Hesseldenz will present a project site map and will provide a project description, cost estimates and projected timetables for Board review – Possible action.”

District administrator Mike Rodriguez is recommending approval of the project, “in concept, and requests authorization to continue committee discussion with Tom Hesseldenz” as the project moves forward.

The other New Business item on the agenda is a discussion of the City Park Headwaters “Water Use Policy.”

As stated in the agenda, “Chairman Mitrovich will be presenting information and posing questions for Board input in regards to the ‘distribution of water’ policy at the City Park Headwaters – No action.”