LYNN HAVEN, Fla. (WMBB) — Every month the Lynn Haven City Manager hosts a round table where residents are invited to address any questions or concerns they may have.
Thursday night the City Manager held that monthly meeting and residents had a few concerns.
“I think this is the point that this is the time that we can talk face to face, ask the questions again,” City Manager Vickie Gainer said. “The answer to that is that nobody has really and also understands whatever questions to ask.”
Long-time Lynn Haven resident Jonnie Beshearse said he regularly attends the round tables.
“From our experience, if you’ve got concerns and you bring them to the city and this format, they respond pretty quickly,” Beshearse said. “And a lot of that stuff gets fixed.
During Thursday night’s event, the residents expressed several concerns they have with parks and recreation areas.
“I use Porter Park a lot, which has programs,” And every so often a lot of people do. So there’s a lot of a lot of concentration on that area and a lot of examination in that area. And it’s great. It’s a very well-used park. I feel some of.”
Beshearse said the conversation did make him hopeful for the state of the city,
“We spent probably 95% of the night talking about Parks and Recreation, which is great,” Beshearse said. “That tells me that the cities come out of the rebuilding process, that we can concentrate on Parks and recreation”
Gainer also discussed the opening of Lynn Haven’s City Hall which has been under construction for more than two years.
Gainer said the city went to great lengths to keep the same style and look of the original city hall.
“So thing is just a really a hallmark in an Era that people remember,” Gainer said. “And we wanted to save as much as possible. We have been able to do so. And so that was our mayor’s office there so that they can be constituents whenever there’s an opportunity to do something.”
Gainer said Lynn Haven’s New City Hall is still scheduled to open on October 10th. The five-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael.