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Marion & Buena Vista take step
toward merging Recreation Depts.

From the January 16, 2018
issue of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   The Marion County Commission and Buena Vista City Council are working toward combining their respective Recreation Departments. There was hope that it could be done quickly enough to take effect before the next sports season, but there proved to be too many details to work out.
   However, both local government bodies say they are very interested in continuing to work out the details and reach an agreement in the future.
   The Marion County Commission made the first official move during its meeting on Tuesday, January 8. The Commission voted (pending city approval) to merge the two departments. The official vote was to give ... The rest of the story.