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By LARRY GOFFINET
CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is still looking for funding for planned restrooms at its Magnet park and for a site for the building.
A site had been selected, but “we are going to have to confirm that we are above the floodplain,” County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board at a meeting Wednesday.
If surveying determines that it is in the floodplain, the building will have to be moved farther from the river.
“If we have to move it into that hillside, that’ll adjust our set costs (upward),” said Tempel. “We might have to bid it out again.”
Regardless of the cost, money is still needed for the project.
Tempel noted that the Perry County Community Foundation’s grant application period for this year has started and said he “will try to get a grant for the Magnet restrooms.”
Board President Dan Peter suggested also contacting Tony Pappano of the grant-administration firm Insight 2000 Inc. to see if he can help the board find other grants for the Magnet project and building an equipment garage at Eagles Bluff Park.
In other business:
• Tempel noted the cracks in a restroom tank at Wilkerson Park in Rome have been repaired.
• Tempel said a new playground at Mulzer Park in Derby “is almost done.”
It includes two sets of slides, monkey bars and four climbing towers, he said.