Board learns about park projects

Staff report

SIDNEY — The Sidney Recreation Board at its recent meeting learned about plans for a new shelter house and other improvements.

According to the meeting minutes, the local Rotary Club will be raising funds to fund a shelter at Bertsch Hill in Tawawa Park. The Parks and Recreation Department will demolish the old shelter. The Rotary Club will hire a contractor to construct the new shelter and pull all the necessary permits and have the inspections needed for the shelter house.

Concerning the Adopt-A-Park program, it was reported that a group of friends adopted the area at Port Jefferson Road and Bon Air Drive. The group trimmed shrubs and trees trimmed and edged the grass. Currently, four parks that have been adopted through the program.

In another volunteer effort, Greg Mitchell, an employee of the wastewater treatment plant, had asked the Parks and Recreation Department for a service project for his two sons and one of their friends, Ian Humphrey. They have scraped and painted six parks signs.

The board was informed the slides at the municipal pool were inoperable for three days. A cracked 6-inch pipe and a backflow preventer had to be repaired.

Four basketball courts are on the agenda to be sealed and striped. They are Sherman, McMillen and Green Tree parks and at the pool. Because the bids came in lower than expected, the city may be able to do more courts than originally planned. The project was to begin at schools resumed classes.

Board member Mary Jannides asked if there needs to be more handicap parking spots at the pool. Recreation staff said it would check into that.

Staff report