Madisonville Seal 02 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/10/13) – The state legislative Government Contract Review Committee has approved $258,998 in coal severance funds for a spray park to be built in Madisonville.
 
A Madisonville Parks and Recreation Committee has been considering plans for the water/spray park for a long time. The group has reviewed master plans from Brandstetter Carroll as a part of its study.
 
The planned location of the park has been moved from the existing Festus Claybon Park to the planned Mahr Park and back again.
 
Originally, $258,000 in coal severance funds were earmarked for a study about relocation of the CSX Railroad tracks from downtown Madisonville.
 
At its July 23 meeting, Hopkins County Fiscal Court voted to change the use of the funds from the study to the development of the spray park.
 
The total cost of the park is estimated to be $350,000. The $258,998 from coal severance funds added with $25,000 from the mayor's contingency fund still leave the budget a little short.
 
During an August meeting of the Madisonville Parks and Recreation Committee, Madisonville Mayor David Jackson said he favors appointing a fund-raising committee to obtain the additional $92,000 needed to complete the project.
 
State Rep. Brent Yonts, D-Greenville, a member of the Government Contract Review Committee, announced the approval of $250,998 Wednesday, Oct. 9.
 
The approval is another step forward in the process, said City of Madisonville Community Development Director Daron Jordan.
 
"This is something we had in the budget," said Jordan. "We do anticipate that we'll go before the city council and ask permission to issue requests for proposals for the project. We expect the project will be complete in May, 2014."
 
Rita Dukes Smith
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