Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Madisonville Parks and Recreation Committee Seeking Vendor Input on Spray Park

fetus claybon1 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/1/13) – The Madisonville Parks and Recreation Committee reviewed the water/spray park master plan from Brandstetter Carroll during its meeting Wednesday morning at City Hall.
 
The committee identified several key areas for the spray park that has been in the planning stages since former Madisonville Mayor Bill Cox's administration. The proposed location of the park has moved from Festus Claybon Park to the planned Mahr Park and back again.
 
With $258,000 left in its budget from coal severance money originally earmarked for a study about relocation of the CSX Railroad tracks from downtown Madisonville, the committee is looking at a park that can be both attractive to citizens as well as maintainable.
 
Madisonville Parks Superintendent Chris Taylor told his fellow committee members that having equipment that does not require removal during winter would be worthy of consideration.
 
Madisonville Community Development Director Daron Jordan noted that the majority of the costs would be production costs and recommended that City Engineer Bill Jackson investigate possible vendors for various water and spray park fixtures to facilitate discussion for the next meeting.
 
Mayor David Jackson said other funds for building the park include $25,000 out of the mayor's contingency fund, which totals about $258,000 in available funds. The entire project is estimated to cost approximately $350,000, he said.
 
Jackson said he favors appointing a fund-raising committee to obtain the additional $92,000 to complete the project.
 
"I'm excited to be finally moving forward on this project," said Jackson. "And, we truly appreciate fiscal court being flexible on the location."
 
Fiscal court voted to acquiesce to the change in location during its July 23 meeting.
 
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

HPD to Host Prescription Drug Drop

HENDERSON, Ky. (9/29/14) — From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, the Henderson Police Department will host a… Read More

KSP Looking for Union County Man

MORGANFIELD, Ky. (9/29/14) — On Sept. 24, 2014, Kentucky State Police troopers conducted a search warrant of a… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 26, 2014 5588

Super Walmart Headed to Hanson, Fate of…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
September 27, 2014 3493

Hopkins County Grand Jury Misdemeanor Indictments

in News by Karen McKnight
September 26, 2014 3197

Drug Sting Results in Meth Trafficking Charge

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 3102

Endless Road Strings Bring Orchestra Mix to…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 26, 2014 2343

Muhlenberg Job Corps Recognizes Employee of the…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
September 27, 2014 2321

Sinister on Center Takes Haunted Manor to Whole…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 26, 2014 2234

Muhlenberg 911 Service Recipient of $32,500 Grant

in Top Stories by Rebecca Hanchett
September 26, 2014 2224

UPDATE: Semi Trucks Crash, Block Northbound Lane…

in Top Stories by Keith Todd
September 25, 2014 2178

Shoplifting Complaint Leads to Resisting Arrest,…

in Top Stories by Information provided by MPD
September 26, 2014 2163

Madisonville Police Department Arrest Reports -…

in News by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 1911

Man, Woman Charged with Violating EPO Against…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 26, 2014 3197

Drug Sting Results in Meth Trafficking…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 25, 2014 2178

Shoplifting Complaint Leads to Resisting…

in Top Stories by Information provided by MPD
September 29, 2014 1911

Man, Woman Charged with Violating EPO…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 1764

Man Charged with PI, Drugs, After…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 1682

One Injured in Single-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 29, 2014 3102

Endless Road Strings Bring Orchestra Mix…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 26, 2014 2343

Muhlenberg Job Corps Recognizes Employee…

in Top Stories by Karen Robinson
September 26, 2014 2234

Muhlenberg 911 Service Recipient of…

in Top Stories by Rebecca Hanchett
September 28, 2014 1725

Community Shows Support to Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 28, 2014 1492

Marching Mustangs Take Third in Ohio…

in Top Stories by Information provided by Shawna Hendrix

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06