Grantville Council

Work continues for splash park project

by W. Winston Skinner

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Robert Allen

Robert Allen of the Grantville Downtown Development Authority will be working with Grantville City Manager Johnny Williams to seek companies for work at the under-construction splash park.

The work will involve “the final pouring of concrete” at the park, Williams told the Grantville City Council at their meeting Monday. The estimated cost was $16,600.

“We’ve got fencing. We’ve got furniture. This will complete the unit itself,” Williams said. “We’re probably going to add some parking in or around there.”

Mayor Jim Sells said he thought the city might be able to beat the $16,600 price for the concrete work. Allen said he had met with someone from Heard County Concrete Company and had gotten information on what is needed for the splash park project. He also got a list of concrete finishers and set up meetings.

“I’ll have more information by the end of the week,” Allen said.

Councilman Johnny Cooks said the details of the project should be handled through Williams. “We need to have a city official involved for most of this activity. Let him know. We contact him. We want him to know,” Cooks told Allen.

It was agreed to have Allen meet with Williams and for them to develop a request for proposal that could be used to solicit bidders.

There was discussion of contacting companies that might want to do the job. “I still want it advertised,” Sells said.

“You’ve got to put it in the paper, but that doesn’t mean we can’t contact” companies, Cooks stated.

City Attorney Mark Mitchell agreed that nothing precludes city officials from contacting companies about the project. He said advertising is still a wise idea “so no one can say you just pick and choose.”

Cooks also talked about the importance of involving the town’s young people in activities and projects that will “improve the quality of life here.”

The only way to upgrade the town, he said, is to “get our children involved.”



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