TSET Receives Grant for Parkscape Design

October 7, 2015
     By Paul Joseph, Paragon News Director –
Elk City Youth and Family recently received a TSET Health Community Grant of $45-thousand dollars.
Elk City, City Manager Lee Litterell says the city applied for the grant to perform landscape, architectural design at the new park at the soccer field the city purchased a few months ago.  He says the area has been dubbed, “The Ponds,” because there are three ponds on the property.
He says the city is excited to receive the design grant on the almost 40 acre park.
Litterell says the city has a three-year window to design the park. 
He says the grant – of which city commissioners approved its acceptance at their meeting this week – will cover the funding of the entire cost of the design work.
Additionally, the city approved a $41-thousand-600 dollar annual salary and benefits for a new position in the city, a human resource officer.  The HR duties have been a part of other city employees and XX will be until a new staffer is hired for the position which should be soon.
Litterell says the new water plant – that the city has spent the last several months rehabbing – should be finished and back on line later this week.
City commissioners approved a bid of just over $4-million-dollars last November for construction of the almost complete renovation.   Discussion for its improvement had been a topic for almost a year before that.
With maintenance, the improvements are estimated to run between $5.5 and $6-million-dollars.

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