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Commission to talk fishing at sanctuary

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Geese and ducks groom themselves Friday afternoon at the pond at the J. Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary, 401 N. Sycamore Ave. The Roswell Parks and Recreation Commission will discuss a proposal to allow fishing at the pond when it meets Monday evening. No vote is scheduled on the agenda item. (Juno Ogle Photo)

The Roswell Parks and Recreation Commission will discuss allowing fishing at the J. Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary, 401 N. Sycamore Ave., when it meets Monday.

The virtual meeting, the first since June, will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday. The public can attend via computer, tablet or smartphone via GoToMeeting at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/349450125 or by phone by calling 1-571-317-3112 and using access code 349-450-125.

Commission member Barry Mathison will introduce the discussion on the bird sanctuary, Commission Chair JaneAnn Oldrup said.

“He said he’d like to see kids under 15 and older people over 65 be able to fish out there,” she said.

The item is scheduled as a non-action item, so no vote will be taken.

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Other non-action items on the agenda include an introduction of Aquatic Center Director Todd Fizer and his report, and reports from Recreation Department Director Marcus Gallegos and General Services Director Jim Burress.

New commission member Megan Patterson will also be introduced. Patterson’s application, along with applications to continue on the commission from Becky Joyce and Kim Elliott, were approved by the commission at its June meeting and by the Roswell City Council at its July meeting.

No action items are scheduled other than approval of the June meeting’s minutes.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.