North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

September 5, 2013

Pinson council members view revised plans for new park; continue meeting to Friday

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

PINSON — City Council members got a close look at revised plans for the new Pinson Park during Thrusday night's regular session.

Jane Ross showed new artist's renderings for the site, which involve minor changes from the previous version. The biggest change involves moving the park's main building closer to the middle of the 14-acre site.

As before, the plans include:

The plan as presented, without the splash pad and some other smaller items, would cost $1,224,158. Added costs for optional items, plus a 5-percent contingency allowance for unforeseen costs, would push the total to $146,650.

Ross said the park would take approximately 12 months to build.

The council went into an executive session for the third straight meeting, this time to discuss possible litigation and a real estate transaction. After about 40 minutes, the council went back into public session just long enough to vote to continue the meeting until 4 p.m. Friday.

In other business, the council: