New council member Justin Jones wastes no time getting to work.
The newly appointed District 3 representative will hold his first community meeting from 5-6:30 p.m. on October 6 at the Robinson Park Community Center.
The meeting will include updates on improvements to the Centre’s construction and security.
An earlier phase of the project involved a 2.5 acre extension of the existing park and site improvement with new football and baseball fields, installation of synthetic turf, construction of new restrooms and storage facilities, a new sports field lighting, site equipment and parking. plot.
The design of the new pool and renovations to the pool building at Robinson Park were completed last year.
Plans show that the pool building will be reconfigured and renovated to provide ADA compliance upgrades and facility functionality improvements. The shower rooms will be converted to meet ADA standards and will provide two new family washrooms with showers.
The reconfiguration will create space for new first aid locker rooms and staff and provide an ADA compliant travel path to the pool. The finishes of the building will be updated throughout, according to the plans.
The project will be funded through the capital improvement program with estimated costs of $5.9 million. Justifying the expense, the Public Works Department said Robinson Park is one of the busiest facilities in the city, serving about 400 users daily.
City Council nominated Jones last Thursday after interviews with three candidates, Lucious Smith, Brandon Lamar and Jones.
This appointment fills the position left vacant by the death of John Kennedy on July 21.