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Electric City voters to choose park names


Residents along McNett Avenue could have a Mammoth in their backyard, and residents along Grand Avenue could have a Mastodon in theirs.

Those are among the names suggested for two proposed parks in Electric City.

Residents in the city will get a chance to name their parks in a citywide vote sometime in 2018.

The city’s parks advisory committee, made up of Cindy Greely, Clark Perman, Lonna Bussert, Ben Palma and Brad Parrish, have come up with three name choices for each park.

For the McNett Avenue park, they narrowed the names to Fossil River, Mammoth and Ice Age.

For the Grand Avenue park, the names are Mammoth Ridge, Talus (referring to the slope formed by an accumulation of rock debris at the base of a cliff), and Mastodon.

The advisory group has been working with the city since the parks were first proposed a couple of years ago.

First to get attention is the McNett Avenue park. The city plans to submit a grant application next spring for funding construction of the park. If the grant application is successful, the park could become a reality in 2019. This park’s cost is projected to be over $800,000, with a 50-percent city match.

The McNett property, behind the fire barn, was purchased from the Banks Lake Bible Church for $25,000.

The Grand Avenue park would get attention later, according to city officials.

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