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CORNWALL, P.E.I. — Cornwall’s parks and recreation committee has a call to make about build up MacPhail Park.
With greater than $100,000 within the funds to spend on park upgrades, the city council has chosen MacPhail Park for enhancements however isn’t certain what to do with the cash.
City workers just lately despatched out a survey for residents to present their opinions, and the 32 responses have been cut up between a few choices, mentioned Coun. Judy Herlihy, on the July 26 common council assembly.
“It was fairly even between the curiosity within the playground construction and the curiosity within the basketball courts.”
Coun. Corey Frizzell raised the subject throughout parks and recreation chair Cory Stevenson’s report, asking in regards to the survey outcomes and evident curiosity in a basketball courtroom — or on this case, a basketball “pad.”
“Is that transferring ahead? Is that one thing that’s going to be an merchandise in that park?” Frizzell requested.
Stevenson famous the committee didn’t meet in July however could be addressing the problem on the subsequent assembly.
Coun. Herlihy mentioned they’d been taking a look at numerous sorts of playground gear, evaluating accessibility and searching for objects like accessible picnic tables.
“We’re nonetheless type of within the planning section and within the budgetary section as properly. So, relying on how a lot a few of these objects price.”
Completely different wants
The committee want to fulfill everybody, mentioned Coun. Steven Campbell, who sits on the parks and recreation committee.
“We did take into accounts what could be one of the best, most sensible factor there, whether or not it’s playground or basketball,” he mentioned. “I don’t suppose we’ve truly dominated out that we will’t do each. However we haven’t confirmed that we will do each.”
A report included within the July 26 council package deal says timber on non-public land might restrict entry to the park, which is within the centre of Mackinley Crescent. The report suggests the city contact the adjoining property proprietor for permission to do development work.
CAO Kevin Coady mentioned through the assembly town now had permission.
“We need to be sure that we get one thing helpful in order that all the youth in that space can use (it). So we need to be sure that it’s inclusive as properly. We need to ensure there’s a wheelchair ramp.” – Coun. Steven Campbell
Coun. Stevenson added no resolution has been made, and the query will come again to the subsequent committee assembly in just a few weeks.
Talking after the assembly, Campbell mentioned a basketball pad is smaller and fewer in depth than a full courtroom. The city is taking a look at an asphalt floor 40 ft by 40 ft, that might not have a fence or partitions.
“Extra of a park basketball courtroom,” he mentioned. “We need to be sure that we get one thing helpful in order that all the youth in that space can use (it). So, we need to be sure that it’s inclusive as properly. We need to ensure there’s a wheelchair ramp.”
Logan MacLean is a municipal reporter with SaltWire in Prince Edward Island. He might be reached by e-mail at [email protected] and adopted on Twitter @loganmaclean94.