City Council approves new playground for CC Woodson
Playground will be built through partnership with Select Health of South Carolina
At their meeting on Monday, Spartanburg City Council gave unaimous approval to a plan construct a playground behind the CC Woodson Recreation Center as part of a partnership with Select Health of South Carolina.
Under terms of the agreement, the City will be responsible for all site preparation and construction of paths and a retaining wall to make the playground fully accessible, at an estimated cost of $25,000. Select Health will purchase and install the new playground equipment, with an estimated cost of $60,000 - $80,000. Select Health and the City will host a community input meeting for the youth to participate in design of the playground, which will be located in the rear of CC Woodson, near the pool.
Also at Monday's meeting:
• Council voted 7-0 to approve replacement 140 ft. of culvert under Cameron Drive between Sycamore and Juniper courts. Martin & Sons Contracting, Inc. was the low bidder at $126,837. Funding for the project comes from the City's Storm Water Utility fund.
• Council unanimously approved an agreement with Johnson Development to allow patients at a planned pediatric clinic in the Broadwalk Building on E Broad Street to park for free in the Kennedy Street Garage. Parking for the clinic's estimated 5 to 10 employees would be available at the public rate of $14.50 per month.
• Council approved several City boards and commissions appointees unanimously: Hamp Lindsey was appointed to the Airport Advisory Committee, Jean P. Blackley was appointed to the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, and Don N. Bramblett was appointed to the Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
• Council heard an update from Communications Manager Will Rothschild on the City's new mobile app, HeySpartanburg! The app will allow The new mobile app will bring city services to the fingertips of citizens, allowing them to request services, such as a large greenwaste pickup, or to report problems or other issues such as potholes, damaged sidewalks, street light or traffic light outages, and downed trees. The requests are automatically routed to the appropriate City official.
In turn, City officials will be able to use HeySpartanburg! to communicate with citizens, updating them on the status of the response to their inquiry or to ask for more information or clarification on the problem or request. To learn more, and to download the app for your device, follow this link.
For more on last night's council meeting, see the full video below as well as a roundup of our live tweets.