Posted 6/27/17 (Tue)
By Jody Michael
Brock Harward is a busy guy, if this Thursday morning is any indication -- and he said it absolutely is.
“This is a lot of my job every day, driving all over town,” said Harward, the director of Crosby’s parks department, as he heads in his pickup truck to assess some tree stumps in the yard of a home whose owners would like his staff to remove them.
His mental checklist of places to be and things to do also reflects the growth in responsibilities and offerings under the Crosby Park Board’s wing since voters approved a 1 percent city sales tax in 2012.
The tax is up for a renewal vote on Tuesday, July 18. Half of the sales tax revenue goes to the Park Board, which has reduced its property tax levy in turn. The other half goes to the Crosby Community Center.