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Originally published: 2013-07-03 13:30:45
Last modified: 2013-07-03 13:31:29

Elk Park Aldermen hears citizen concerns

Jamie Shell / (

During the July meeting of Elk Park Board of Aldermen on Monday, July 1, members discussed a number of areas of improvement and enhancement taking place around Winters Town Park.

Mayor John Boone reported that a portion of the chain link fencing surrounding the park had been completed, with the need for a small gate to be installed. He also reported that a new sign was completed for Winters Town Park to be installed hopefully by the Independence Day holiday later in the week.

Boone added that the new bronze elk had arrived and its placement was being finalized, with the old symbolic elk placed on the park grounds. Boone also informed the board that because of the inability to cool the water at the fountain inside the park grounds, that the town was installing a new fountain that would provide cooler water for visitors. Boone addressed the bank located behind the basketball court at the park, and explained that he had used a Bobcat machine and had smoothed out and slanted the ground for grass seeding, eliminating the need to purchase landscaping rock.

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