City of Beaufort seeks members for Southside Park task force

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By Mindy Lucas

The City of Beaufort is seeking people to participate in a task force for Southside Park.

The task force will provide input to city council members and city staff about potential improvements to the 34-acre park in the Mossy Oaks neighborhood of Beaufort.

The request came about after Mayor Stephen Murray asked that a committee be formed to provide advice to council before the start of the next fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2021.

City Councilman Neil Lipsitz will serve as council liaison for the committee.

A Southside Park Master Plan was developed in 2013. In the spring of 2018, a survey that garnered more than 300 responses asked people what features they would like to see at the park. The task force will be provided with the master plan and survey as they begin their work.

Currently, Southside Park has a dog park, walking trails, open space and restrooms.

Those who are interested in being on the committee should submit their application by 5 p.m. on Jan. 5. The application form can be found online at http://bit.ly/3r3dz3z.

City Council will select members for the committee during executive session at its Jan. 12 meeting.