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Ontario council primed to support recreation district plan

The city of Ontario will review a letter of intent that supports a proposed independent recreation district at a Monday special meeting. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – The Ontario City Council Monday will be asked to throw its support behind a new regional recreation district, turning over key assets such as the aquatics center and skate park.

City Manager Adam Brown has proposed the council approve a letter laying out the city’s actions if the district is approved.

The Malheur County Court is going through the final steps to refer a measure to voters in November to form the district.

The council is scheduled to meet by telephone at 5:30 p.m. to review the letter of intent.

In the draft letter, the city pledges to offer the aquatics center, recreation district office, skate . . .