Finishing touches at Johnson Park

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Councilwoman Hazel Griffin talks with director of planning Andy Wiggins about the completion of Johnson Park.

City officials said Tuesday they need just a few good days of dry, sunny weather, to get the renovation of Johnson Park completed before the opening day of baseball season.

Members of the city council met at the park for a closer look Tuesday afternoon in lieu of their usual work session.

“We are behind, but we’ll make it up,” Mayor Earl Johnson said.

The new fencing is almost complete, he said. Work continues on the press boxes, and in getting lights in place.

The mayor and council members commended city department heads who have collaborated to get the work done in the park.

“We have gotten the biggest bang for our buck by doing the bulk of this work ourselves,” Johnson said. “We are reinvesting in our community, but putting money back into the infrastructure.”

When the council met later at city hall, members:

• agreed to rezone property on South Three Notch from residential to MED.

• awarded a $624,000 bid to L&K Contracting for work on the sewerage system in the city’s industrial park.

• heard a presentation on ecycling day, set for Fri., March 9.