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Residents voted on new park names


Residents of Electric City have let it be known how they wanted two proposed city parks to be named.

City dwellers who came into the office to pay their utility bill were given an opportunity to cast their vote for the naming of the two parks last month.

They voted for “Ice Age Park” for the development on McNett Avenue and for “Talus Park” at the Grand Avenue site.

The names and votes received for the McNett park were: Ice Age, 26 votes; Fossil River, 22; and Mammoth, 18 votes. Votes for the Grand Avenue site names were: Talus, 28; Mammoth Ridge, 23; and Mastodon, 13 votes.

“Talus” is defined as a slope formed especially by an accumulation of rock debris at the base of a cliff.

The names were selected by the city’s advisory park committee, made up of Clark Perman, Brad Parrish, Cindy Greely, Ben Palma and Lonna Bussert, who represents the city council on the committee.

The council last night (Tuesday) accepted the results of the resident vote.

The McNett Avenue site, Ice Age Park, is scheduled for attention first, and the city will apply this spring for a grant to complete it. The city will apply for half of the proposed cost of the Ice Age Park, $731,300, and meet the 50-percent match with funds from the city’s hotel/motel tax fund and other funds if necessary, city officials have said.

The Ice Age Park is designed as a neighborhood park, especially for parents with younger children, and will feature picnicking, a trail system and a splash pool. The site was purchased from the Banks Lake Bible Church for $25,000.


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