Link to November 11 Racine Journal-Times article, "Recycling carts stay, splash pad eliminated from budget".
Excerpt: No splash pads or sewer fee increases are likely in Racine's future for next year, but more playground equipment, recycling carts and a new night parking checker are planned. The Racine Public Library may also open again on Sundays this winter.
Wednesday night, aldermen reviewed Mayor John Dickert's proposed 2010 budget, which they are scheduled to vote on Tuesday. They eliminated about $100,000 in borrowing for capital projects but increased the tax levy $33,000, an amount that could help the library reopen on Sundays.