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Splash pad construction at Veterans Way could be delayed by a month

By LAURA FREEMAN Reporter Published: May 3, 2017 12:01 AM
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Hudson -- Children will have to wait a little longer to play in the Splash Pad planned for Veterans Way Park.

Council could vote on the funding May 2 for a Splash Pad, an aquatic play area with little or no standing water. The potential vote was after press time.

Once Council approves the $174,744 for construction and installation, the city can schedule the work for sometime in June or July, said City Manager Jane Howington.

The original date for installation was Memorial Day, and a groundbreaking day is planned to recognize the Hudson Kiwanis, who donated $75,000 toward the project, she said.

As part of the approved 2017 Parks Budget, $215,000 has been allocated for the installation of a splash pad at Veterans Way Park, of which $140,000 will be funded by the Parks Fund and $75,000 by the Hudson Kiwanis.

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Council approved the ordering of splash pad materials and system components in the amount of $40,256 in March.

Council member William Wooldredge said he would like a follow up report on how much the Splash Pad is used and the cost of maintenance.

Other items on the May 2 agenda for Council include the purchase of a backyard bucket digger and trailer from Skylift Inc. for $148,200 and a digger derrick truck for $220,450 from Altec Industries.

Both pieces of equipment are replacement equipment for Hudson Public Power and will be used for maintaining the electrical distribution system.

Email: lfreeman@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9434

Twitter: @LauraFreeman_RP

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