Town Hears Proposals

March 27, 1991

SYKESVILLE — The Town Council Monday night approved a program Open Space grant amendment for a Lexington Run tot lot after hearing the community's proposal for the Jennifer Road playground.

Terri Reyes told the council that a committee from Lexington Run had studied and designed a "big toy" type tot lot and displayed a model of what the group hopes to install.

Included in the playground would be large wooden gym sets, sliding boards, a track slide and tire swings. The unit also would be handicapped accessible.

"We wanted something that would appeal to everyone," Reyes said.

The estimated cost of the playground would be $7,670 for Phase I and $6,739 for Phase II, which the community hoped to have supported with money from the town that they would match, Reyes said.

But Town Manager James L. Schumacher said the town still had $16,500 in POS money coming if the General Assembly votes to continue the POS program.

While the council had planned to put in a similar playground at Burkitt Park, council members noted that LexingtonRun is much more centrally located and more accessible to residents.

A motion was passed unanimously to amend the town's POS grant forLexington Run.

In other action at Monday's meeting:

* The council received draft copies of the proposed fiscal 1992 budget, which will be discussed at the April 8 meeting.

* BG & E presented a proposal for extending natural gas lines into the Second Avenue area of town. A public utility permit from the town is needed before work can begin.

* A letter was read from County Commissioner President Donald I. Dell on the recent meeting between the town and commissioners concerning Spout Hill Road problems.

Dell is asking for Public Works to conduct an engineering study to try to solve the spring water problem that is causing the road to weaken and cave in, which the town says is the fault of improperly installed sewer lines.

* The council voted to purchase two new town flags to replace worn ones.

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