by Logan Gruber
At the Oct. 19 St. Joseph City Council meeting, the consent agenda contained an item regarding the approval of a five-year lease agreement between the city and the St. Joseph Recreation Association for continued exclusive use of the softball fields in Millstream Park.
Before the consent items were approved, Mayor Rick Schultz asked the item be removed for discussion.
“I’d like to see the Park Board meet with the Recreation Association and the youth recreation and see if there aren’t some things they can collaborate on,” Schultz said during the discussion on the item.
Schultz would like to see the three groups work together on more city recreation before approving the lease agreement.
The council eventually voted 4-1 in favor of tabling the lease agreement until after the groups can have a discussion about city recreation together.
The dissenting vote was Bob Loso, who said the lease agreement should be approved.