RESOLUTION NO. 267
A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, PIERCE COUNTY, WASHINGTON ENCOURAGING THE PRESERVATION OF PROPERTY FOR USE AS A FUTURE REGIONAL PARK ALONG THE WHITE RIVER IN WESTERN WASHINGTON.
Whereas, South Prairie citizens are known for their appreciation of the outdoors; and.
Whereas, a wildlife refuge and nature park has endless possibilities for the preservation and enjoyment of the environment; and
Whereas, a regional park would provide a much needed refuge for wildlife in the surrounding area; and
Whereas, the White River area has 2,500 acres of wooded land that is inhabited by bears, cougars, elk, dear, and bald eagles; and
Whereas, Washington citizens would be able to enjoy such recreational activities as camping, hiking, horseback riding, and biking; and
Whereas, the Town of South Prairie appreciates the support of Puget Sound Energy and its willingness to work with State and Local governments to provide the park; and
Whereas, an opportunity of a lifetime for western Washington to have a regional park in a growing urban setting has presented itself; and
Whereas, the park will provide outdoor recreation for the region while still providing 95 percent of its acreage for a wildlife refuge.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE, PIERCE COUNTY WASHINGTON, DO HEREBY RESOLVE that the Town
of South Prairie hereby encourages the preservation of the above described property for use as a future regional park along the White River in western Washington.
PASSED IN REGULAR AND OPEN SESSION this 5th day of December, 2005.
Mayor Layne Ross
Resolution No.: 267
Draft No.: 1
Draft Date: 11-17-05
Resolution Requested By: Page 2
Town of South Prairie
HEALTHY YOUTH PROJECT
WHEREAS, National, state and local studies have shown that the youth of today are avoiding the benefits of physical activity and good nutrition to their detriment and in order to create a change in the mind set of our children towards more physical exercise and activity and good nutrition, we must seek out youth leaders, who will develop and design projects which will help to influence their peers, friends and classmates to follow more healthy lifestyles; and
WHEREAS, In 1990, 25% of adults were overweight, in 2002 the percentage increased to 34% and in 2004 the percentage again increased to 40% and in 2004, two-thirds of the children five to seventeen could not pass the minimum national fitness tests: 33% of boys and 50% of girls could not run a mile in ten minutes and 25% of boys and 70% of girls could not do one pull up; and
WHEREAS, Various medical journals and sources support the finding that the severity of childhood obesity is so great that it could shorten life spans by five years; and
WHEREAS, The promotion of the benefits of physical activity and good nutrition in homes, schools and communities is essential for the good health and development of our children; and
WHEREAS, The youth of our community are capable of designing their own unique projects and designing the projects to increase awareness to their friends, relatives, peers, and classmates about the positive benefits of daily physical activity, good food choices and the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle; and
WHEREAS, By empowering the youths of our community to take leadership roles, they will be better able to influence their friends, relatives, peers, and classmates in choosing to exercise and follow good nutrition guidelines and to be advocates of healthy lifestyles, based on creative youth-based messages, which will maximize the number of youths exposed to the messages;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Layne Ross, Mayor of the Town of South Prairie do hereby proclaim the Year 2006, as "HEALTHY YOUTH AWARENESS YEAR" and urge all community-based organizations, religious communities, civic groups, elected officials and government agencies to utilize 2006 to raise awareness of healthy living lifestyles for the youth in our community.
Dated this_____ 5th______ day of__________ December 2005.