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City working on new park


Electric City will be working on its new “no name” park this year.

The park site, behind the city’s fire station, is yet to be named, and is promoted as a “neighborhood” park. It is the brainchild of Councilmember Lonna Bussert.

The city has over $35,000 in its budget for some development this year. Targeted will be fencing, irrigation and the placement of some surplus playground equipment that came out of the Center Elementary School recess area.

Last year a community yard sale held at the Vet’s Center and a “Pig in the Park” picnic provided some of the funds being used this year.

Bussert told the other council members last week that plans are in the works to do the same again this year.

Currently, fellow Councilmember Birdie Hensley and public works director Ken Dexter are working to design the park and place where the playground equipment will be located. Actual work on the park will begin this spring, with the leveling of dirt that has been placed on the park site.

Bussert said she sees the park as a place where people living in the neighborhood can come as a family and enjoy picnicking and playing on the equipment.

The park site was purchased last year from the Banks Lake Bible Church for $25,000.

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