Acworth agenda: Park expansion and diapers for needy
by Hannah Morgan
October 17, 2013 12:43 AM | 1683 views | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Board of Alderman will meet tonight to set in motion plans to expand its 120-acre Logan Farm Park to include more walking trails, a playground and parking spaces.

Logan Farm Park, just north of the city’s Main Street, already has a nature trail that connects major thoroughfares in Acworth, including Cowan Road, Cherokee Street and School Street.

The Alderman will vote to approve the purchase of one more acre of land from a private resident for $16,000 to expand the city’s park, which will add to the 14 acres the city has already bought and reserved for the park’s expansion, said Alderman Tim Houston.

The city is still in the process of designing what will be included in the park’s expansion, but a final draft should be completed within the next six months, and include walking paths, playgrounds and parking spaces, said James Albright, the director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

If all goes as planned, the city will begin construction, which is estimated to cost about $1.5 million early next fall, Albright said.

The construction will be partially funded by the 2011 SPLOST, Albright said.

The Alderman will also be recognizing Oct. 28 as Diaper Day, which is a county-wide collection of diapers and other hygiene products that are not included in food stamps that are distributed to low-income families in need of the extra supplies. The county has been recognizing Diaper Day since 2009, according to cobbdiaperday.com.

The city’s customer service workers, who work just inside city hall, will be getting some added warmth at the cost of $10,982, if the aldermen sign off on the construction of a vestibule tonight.

“It’s where people come in to pay bills, get business licenses,” said Alderman Bob Weatherford. “It’s two doors. You are right at the counter, and when the door opens, it’s hard to keep them climatized,” he added.

The aldermen will vote to approve the city paying Smyrna Custom Glass and Mirror more than $10,000 to construct a vestibule for the building’s front doors.

The money was set aside for this project in the 2013 budget, said Weatherford.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, inside City Hall, at 4415 Senator Russell Ave., Acworth, 30101.

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October 17, 2013
One more acre for Parks and Rec to manage. When will the City invest in Economic Development to bring in jobs for its residents? I think the city has enough park land.
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