Recreation consultants approach finalization of master list

Last updated: May 21. 2014 11:29AM - 405 Views
By Lucas Vance lvance@civitasmedia.com

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WINNSBORO — Following the recommendation of a citizen, Fairfield County Administration conducted a safety tour of Winnsboro’s Drawdy Park.

During the public comment portion of the April 14 meeting, citizen Clyde Wade mentioned safety hazards at Drawdy Park.

Following those comments, interim County Administrator Milton Pope took a tour of the park and reported back to council that the hazards listed by Wade are factual.

Pope noted that the county only recently took over Drawdy Park and that a lot of the development was done through the Drawdy Park Association and not the county.

Pope acknowledged that cooper had been stolen out the transformer boxes.

Months before, the park was toured by the county’s liability insurance company and the county was previously given a list of safety hazards to correct.

During his report, Pope also delivered a recreation update.

Consultants have met with most of the council members to discuss items for a master list.

Based upon the policy process that council adopted the consultants are taking the information to come up with cost estimates, operational costs and maintenance costs.

That report will be brought back to a public work session in the future.

“Then we will have the decision making process based on how do we proceed with that information that has been placed on the list for consideration,” Pope noted.

The master list was publicly voted on and the consultants will also be using their expertise to make recommendations to council.

In old business, council unanimously voted to name the Industrial Park’s road as Blue Granite Parkway.

The next council meeting is May 12.

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