Havelock moves forward with grant bid for Slocum park

Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 20:04 PM.

Dave Smith, recreation director, outlined the expected costs of the next phases of the project, which include an estimated $180,000 to $240,000 to build a new footbridge across the creek that would link new and old walking paths.

Relocation of the Trader Store and historic train depot to the site could cost $64,500, and construction of bathrooms at the site would be anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000.

The board has not agreed on funding the bridge, the historic structure relocations or the bathrooms as yet.

In other business Monday night, the board:

-- passed new regulations on tall structures aimed at curtailing construction of wind turbines near Cherry Point.

-- agreed to have the planning department look at amending rules on electronic gaming operations. “The jury is still out on if we think it’s good or bad, but we think you should look at it,” Sanders said. Stuart said it was his belief that the majority of the board thought the existing regulations were too strict. “I think we need to do our due diligence and review it,” said Commissioner Karen Lewis.

-- recognized Helen Emerson for 26 years as director of the Havelock Community Band. Emerson is stepping down and being replaced by Mitchell Martin.



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