City moves forward with numerous park/recreation projects, LB 357 funded

YORK – The City of York is moving forward with numerous parks and recreation projects that will be funded with LB 357 revenue, which is generated by a special ½-percent local sales tax.

This past week, they considered numerous bids for numerous projects, all of which had already been included in this year’s budget.

Presenting the bids was Cheree Folts, York’s parks and recreation director.

Play and Park Structures will be putting in new play equipment at East Hill Park with a price tag of $78,785.

Folts said all playgrounds are currently 50% off, which greatly helped with the cost. Not included with the bid is the cost of installation, which is estimated to cost about $62,000.

“This is to replace the very old playground equipment which had been red-tagged,” Folts said.

The city budgeted $150,000 for this project.

They also considered two bids from Pro Track and Tennis, Inc., to resurface the tennis courts at Harrison Park and East Hill Park. The cost of the courts at Harrison will be $33,900 and the cost of the courts at East Hill will be $79,100.

Folts said the work at the East Hill courts will be done to fit around the high school’s tennis season.

They also approved a bid from TurfWerks in the amount of $42,000 which is equipment city crews can use to level ballfields. This bid came in exactly the same as what had been budgeted.

The LB 357 funds are specifically used for these types of special projects related to recreation, education and infrastructure.

 

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