Plans for the replacement of a shelter at Sunnyside Park, in Atlantic, are continuing to progress. During Monday night’s meeting of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department Board of Directors, Parks Director Roger Herring asked the Board to “Seriously consider” a proposal from a company that can provide an unassembled, pre-fabricated low-pitch wood beam shelter for the Kiddie Korral at Sunnyside Park. The open structure would cost about $25,000 to $26,000. The price does not include a concrete slab, electrical wiring and so on.
brochure snapshot of the proposed shelter for the Kiddie Korral at Sunnyside Park.
Herring said the manufacturer would need eight-weeks lead-time before it’s shipped. He said also, he does have concerns over safety and security at the Kiddie Korral. Herring suggested a photo-cell operated security light be installed at the shelter as well as at the shelter for the Camblin Addition.
In other business, the Parks and Rec Board agreed to advertise for an Assistant Parks and Rec Dept. Director, who will eventually succeed Herring. A committee will be assembled on Nov. 24th to begin the process of soliciting applications and eventually interviewing candidates, with the idea being to have their selection in-place as early as possible, in 2015. Ideally, that person would be able to start on January 2nd, according to the Board, but there is flexibility that would allow them to begin by March 1st. The annual salary would range from $38,000 to $44,000, after three-years.