JACKSON – A playground will be renovated with funds that the township already had acquired, officials said.
Flair Ridge Park on Buckingham Drive had fallen into disrepair. At a recent Township Council meeting, they approved purchasing playground equipment from the company Ben Shaffer Recreation. They estimate it will cost $79,490.24 for the project.
Councilman Andrew Kern, who lives near the park, said that Public Works had made it so that kids can’t use the dangerous park equipment that was old and run-down. The township installed a small play item in the spring so that the kids had something to use for the summer. The new park features will be built around what was installed in spring.
The park will be funded with money left over from previous bonds, Business Administrator Terence Wall said.
When a township borrows money with a bond, there are sometimes funds left over because the project comes in under budget or something else changes with the project. These leftover funds will support 100 percent of the park renovation, Wall said.
Council President Robert Nixon thanked Wall for doing the research and finding this money.
Wall said there’s no set timeline on this project yet, but that he wants it done as soon as possible.