See You In September
At the Civic Association meeting last night, a representative from the mayor’s office presented news on the park contract.
Jacqui Glover notified the assembled residents that the budget for the park has been reduced from $1.7 million to $1.5 million. The city would adjust the design accordingly by eliminating the water feature, removing a picnic shelter, and by reducing the number of benches and light fixtures. Other than that, the design is supposed to remain the same.
The design modifications will be finalized by the beginning of April, after which the mayor’s office will solicit bids, and— this is new!— submit the winning contract to the City Council for review as required by law.
Though Ms. Glover is confident that the park will open in September, some in the audience were skeptical. Nonetheless, our fingers are crossed.
Read our previous posts on the park as the contracting saga unfolded.