Board votes to recommend county funds for projects

March 24, 1994|By Kerry O'Rourke | Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer

The Carroll Recreation and Parks Advisory Board voted unanimously last night to recommend that the county help pay for tot lots at Winfield and Mechanicsville elementary schools and ball field improvements in Winfield and New Windsor.

The county's portion of the so-called "Self-Help Projects" would be about $34,000.

Recreation and Parks Director Richard J. Soisson said there is enough money in the budget to cover it. The board, which met at Carroll Springs School, will send its recommendation to the county commissioners, who must give final approval.

Self-help projects require that local recreation councils or parent-teacher organizations contribute money and volunteer hours toward completing the projects.

Here are details of the projects:

* Winfield Recreation Council member Mike Pierorazio said the elementary school tot lot would cost $20,000. The PTA and other volunteers would contribute $4,475 and 300 working hours.

* Winfield Recreation Council member Art Nelligan said $1,440 is needed to buy new ball field mix for four softball fields at Mayeski Park, which is behind the football stadium at South Carroll High. The council would contribute $144 and 152 hours.

* Mechanicsville Elementary Principal Cindy Eckenrode said a tot lot at the school was dismantled when the school was renovated. PTA President Mitzi Silber said the playground had been used seven days a week. A new lot would cost $20,000, she said. The PTA would contribute $4,475 and 300 working hours.

* New Windsor Recreation Council member Bill Steele said $2,300 is needed to buy infield mix and build a shed for the Lions' Club field in New Windsor. The council would contribute $295 and 160 working hours.

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