Majority of council in favor of Sofios Park project

City's share of the project is $13,650.
Scott Seitz2
Aug 10, 2014

 

The majority of Norwalk city council members appear to be supportive of legislation regarding the funding of a Sofios Park project.

Council members recently had their first look at a resolution that would authorize the city to accept about $32,000 in state-grant funding for a shelter house and drinking fountain at Sofios Park.

The city's share of the project is $13,650.

 

Safety-service director Bob Patusky told council Tuesday a shelter is needed to protect children from possible thunderstorms. Patusky said the drinking fountain is also key because there are anywhere from five to seven soccer fields in action at one time, but the players have no current access to a drinking fountain.

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Comments

Your neighbor

Couple sets of bleachers on the North and South sides would be a nice addition also.

Kobayashi Maru

$32,000? Let's find some volunteers and do this for free!

KURTje

You people are making Pete roll in his grave.

Fibber Mcgee

Why do you say that?

lugnut2511

It's called bring a cooler and if its going to be lightening outside, you call practice or the game off. I can think of alot of other things this city could spend the money on. Like the streets I drive on cause i pay taxes each and every year I register my vehicles. The widening of Elm St. really, what a joke. So many streets need attention, dont be like Perkins and have to try a levy for street repairs. Time for a change, Mayor, city council and county commissioners.

ladydye_5

I wondered the same thing. How did so many survive to be 30, 40, 50 years old. When it rained or stormed, the games/practice was cancelled. And you brought a water bottle with you. Now every park needs to have a storm shelter?

lugnut2511

It's called bring a cooler and if its going to be lightening outside, you call practice or the game off. I can think of alot of other things this city could spend the money on. Like the streets I drive on cause i pay taxes each and every year I register my vehicles. The widening of Elm St. really, what a joke. So many streets need attention, dont be like Perkins and have to try a levy for street repairs. Time for a change, Mayor, city council and county commissioners.

rogerthat

Parks money and street money are separate by law. You could have 50 billion in the parks fund and you couldn't spend a penny of it on the streets. Your registration fees go to maintaining highways and the BMV.

KURTje

Why? Because Pete Sofios did not like government money.......

freespeech1

Most of the cost was government money. Hell the sign out front was $4,000!