Milton wades into splash park plans
MILTON--As city crews moved heavy snow off roads and police rushed to scores of vehicle slide-offs Tuesday evening, the Milton City Council fast-forwarded its thinking to summer, swimsuits and fun in the sun.
The council unanimously agreed Tuesday to move ahead with its long-awaited plan to build a splash park.
The city shelved the project last year after cost estimates came in May about $50,000 to $75,000 higher than anticipated. The city has worked with Madison engineer SAA Design Group, the designer for the project, to shave costs.
Now, City Administrator Jerry Schuetz told the council Tuesday, the project could move forward at an estimated cost of $320,000.
According to Schuetz, if the council awards the project by early April, the splash park could be finished by July.
The splash park is planned in the southwest corner of South Goodrich Park in the city’s eastside downtown, and will incorporate an existing gazebo and another building for restrooms, concessions and a public area.
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