GREENVILLE – The Greenville Park Board met on Tuesday to discuss the 2013 budget, Capital Improvement Program submissions and tree contracting services for the upcoming year.
Following up on old business, the park board approved the 2013 Park & Pool Budget after discussion with Park Facilities Manager Andy Mead and Greenville Mayor Mike Bowers.
The park board also awarded a tree maintenance contract to Gray’s Tree Service. The contract is currently being finalized, and will be fulfilled prior to the spring of 2013. Roy Gray operates the company, and is a Greenville native.
Greenville Park Board approved three CIP submissions for infrastructure improvements including building maintenance and compliance updates.
The Capital Improvement Program identifies projects that work towards the advancement of local municipalities, schools, parks and recreation departments and other government entities.
The park’s first request was for funding to install stucco into the Greenville Marling Band Shell interior, to upgrade the sound system and to reinforce the shell’s exterior with metal siding.
The park’s second CIP request called for funding to install two chair lifts, steps and railings into both Greenville city pools in order to stay compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The request also asks for funding to create a new chlorine building to protect against chemical leakage. At this time the park board is planning on reopening South Park to the public in the summer.
The third request asks for funding to implement two additional peacock pens. According to the park department, the fencing around the original pens are eroding, and the number of peacocks has outgrown the smaller pens. The request also asks for funds to sandblast and paint park shelters six through 10, and to install new roofing over the park’s restroom and the Greenville fort shed.