to be installed at Wellsville's park
November 7, 2008 | WELLSVILLE -- The City Council discussed
the bid on a sprinkler system for the new park by Wellsville
Dam in a meeting Wednesday night.
There already is a park by the dam, but the city is
changing it into newer, nicer park, said Councilman
Gary Bates. Installing the sprinklers will be the next
step in the city's project that has been underway for
the past two years.
Mayor Ruth Maughan said after the sprinkler system
is in, they will be ready to plant trees and park benches.
At least 23 trees and 11 park benches were donated by
Wellsville residents, just the right amount for the
new park. Already, a playground is finished and ready
to be set up.
Councilman Bates said the city was able to afford
a playground through the Recreation, Arts, Parks and
Zoos (RAPZ) tax grant.
"When we're done, there will be no taxes," Bates said.
"All of it was done by donations and grants."
The council also briefly discussed possible names
for the new park, such as Wellsville Memorial Park.
"I'm sick of hearing my granddaughter call it 'the
dam park'," Bates joked. "Although that's what I might
call it when I have to mow the grass."