“Residents are getting closer to flushable toilets at Longmire Park.
The City of Yelm is accepting bids for the Longmire Park Enhancement Project, which is slated for a June completion date.
The $400,000 project includes bringing restrooms and a concession stand to the park.
Engineering figures estimate construction costs to range $280,000 to $330,000.
Costs include installing water and sewer lines out to the park located on Canal Road.
‘This is a fun little project,’ said project manager Stephanie Ray. ‘And its a great addition to the park.’
Bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Ray said the bids will be reviewed and taken to council…
The great thing about this project, Ray said, is that its not costing the city anything.
All the funding was received in a non-matching grant.
The city submitted a grant proposal to Representative Tom Campbell in 2009.
The restrooms will feature six standard and two ADA stalls.
Right now the park is equipped with portable bathrooms, which Ray said fill-up quickly during weekends.
A neat feature of the concessions stand, Ray said is that it will be set-up so people can plug their computers in for internet access,” quoting the NVN.
Ed. Note: What are we building out there, a Taj Mahal?
$400,000 for “six standard and two ADA stalls” flushable toilets.
Just because the city thinks this is free because of a grant from the State, due to the tough economic conditions, shouldn’t the city ask the State to do something else more productive with $400,000 – like a Community Center?