WARSAW — Purchase of new playground and fitness equipment, along with safety material for Lucerne Park was approved Friday morning, May 20, by the Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety.
Larry Plummer, parks superintendent, presented the request to purchase Little Tikes commercial playground equipment and safety surface from Parkreation in Farmington, Mo., and Apollo 12 Station Multi-Gym fitness equipment from Outdoor-Fit Exercise Systems Inc. Fall River, Nova Scotia, Canada. The total purchase cost is $34,865. The request was made following a favorable recommendation by the parks and recreation board.
The new playground equipment will include a treehouse curly climber, bridge, balance beam and arch log climber. The playground will be in an area 33-feet, 6 1/12 inches by 36 feet. The maxplay swing will be in an additional 32 feet by 31 foot 10 ½ inch area.
The 12-station outdoor multi-gym provides 12 exercise stations in one. The equipment is tamper proof, durable and weather resistant.
Plummer noted the present playground equipment is redwood from the 1980s and has several safety concerns. The new equipment will replace the old equipment, except the spiral slide and swing set.
The new fitness equipment will replace the wooden fitness equipment, installed around 1983. It will be installed near the proposed new playground equipment allowing adults to exercise while their children play.
During other business:
- Approved two road closure requests for South Johnson Street from Center to Jefferson streets and East Market Street between Lincoln and Colfax streets June 4 for the Warsaw Car Show and the northern portion of South Buffalo Street, south of Market Street, June 5 for Rex’s Poker Run.
- Approved an addition to the parks department Broadvoice Contract for a metered extension for the fire alarm system at Pete Thorn Center. This is an additional $14.08 per month.
- Granted permission for the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory to apply for a $2,000 KREMC Operation Round Up Grant for the annual Family Safety Day Sept. 10, to assist in funding the event.
- Approved an encroachment agreement for TTSO LLC at 501 Argonne Road. This will allow the company to reuse an existing sign base in the city’s right of way.
- Signed an agreement with Invoice Cloud for payment processing and recording, a cost of $50 per month. This will update online payment services for wastewater and is compatible with the city’s phone app. It will also provide a payment history and ability to attach fliers to paperless billings.
- Signed a contract with Chicago Dog House to cater the city employee picnic June 28, at a cost of $985.
- Approved the long term disability plan from UNUM to replace the plan approved in March. It was found LTD coverage and cost under the current plan would not be utilized as originally intended.