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The Master/Strategic Plan area of the Resource Library has 11 samples for you to download. To see what is available visit:

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CPRS Job Highlight
The CPRS Job Center currently has over 40 job announcements; here is a current job announcement that may interest you.
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Milpitas council approves bronze plaque honoring longtime resident
San Jose Mercury News
A bronze plaque, which will honor the life and memory of a longtime resident and historian of the city of Milpitas, is expected to be placed at the Alviso Adobe Park in the hills above Evans Road. Milpitas City Council voted unanimously recently to approve a 12-inch by 12-inch memorial plaque to be installed near the park's donated historical farm equipment in memory of Mabel Mattos, who died on June 10, 2013 at age 89.
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Ballfield brawl has Canadian city pondering parks policy
Alaska Highway News
A rained out ball tournament in Chetwynd, British Columbia, earlier this spring devolved into a ball field brawl involving out of town players. Now, the district is mulling a parks use policy that will help the RCMP curb excessive drinking, fighting and vandalism on public grounds at future events.
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Ohio Metro Parks asks for input as it creates first-ever strategic plan
The Columbus Dispatch
As Columbus, Ohio Metro Parks officials plan their first strategic plan, they're asking the community to rate the system: the parks, programs and facilities. The meetings will offer park users a chance to weigh in on the system. Metro Parks officials also want to know what visitors think of the more than 200 miles of trails in the system and what they consider are the most-important things about the parks.
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Fremont finally has contract with Humane Society
Fremont Tribune
Nearly nine months after awarding the city's animal control services, Fremont has a finalized contract with the Dodge County Humane Society. City council members approved the one-year contract, which will take effect Sept. 1, for $85,000 — $16,000 less than what was last offered in May. The city has an option, if the Humane Society agrees, to four additional one-year terms. Terms call for, among other items, the Humane Society to handle animal control calls during regular business hours, operate a shelter to impound animals as necessary and provide monthly reports to the police chief.
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From a very early age, children play. Children learn about the world around them and themselves through play. Play is a huge factor in a child's development. It provides opportunities to develop essential developmental skills.
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New Mexico city grapples with restroom issues
Albuquerque Journal
Albuquerque, New Mexico city councilors say they hear periodic complaints about the lack of restrooms in public parks, and it's been a longtime debate in the Downtown area. The city's Parks and Recreation Department, however, says that installing extra restrooms isn't as easy as it sounds. For one, they're expensive to install and maintain — about $100,000 to build vault toilets, according to the city. And they're often magnets for vandalism and other illegal behavior, the city says.
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