INDIAN TRAIL – Mayor Michael Alvarez proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation Month and read the following proclamation during the July 27 meeting of the Indian Trail Town Council:

WHEREAS parks and recreation programs are an integral part of communities throughout this country, including the Town of Indian Trail;

WHEREAS our parks and recreation are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our communities, ensuring the health of all citizens, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of a community and region;

WHEREAS parks and recreation programs build healthy, active communities that aid in the prevention of chronic disease, provide therapeutic recreation services for those who are mentally or physically disabled, and improve the mental and emotional health of all citizens;

WHEREAS parks and recreation programs increase a community’s economic prosperity through increased property values, expansion of the local tax base, increased tourism, the attraction and retention of businesses, and crime reduction;

WHEREAS parks and recreation areas are fundamental to the environmental well-being of our community;

WHEREAS parks and natural recreation areas improve water quality, protect groundwater, prevent flooding, improve the quality of the air we breathe, provide vegetative buffers to development, and produce habitat for wildlife;

WHEREAS our parks and natural recreation areas ensure the ecological beauty of our community and provide a place for children and adults to connect with nature and recreate outdoors;

WHEREAS the U.S. House of Representatives has designated July as Parks and Recreation Month;

WHEREAS the Town of Indian Trail recognizes the benefits derived from parks and recreation resources, and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, that I, Michael L. Alvarez, Mayor of the Town of Indian Trail, do hereby proclaim that July is recognized as Park and Recreation Month in the Town of Indian Trail. Duly adopted this 27th Day of July 2021.

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