By Sam Parsons
The Oskaloosa City Council met last night and set the date for a public hearing on plans and specifications for the Edmundson Park Playground Improvements. The public hearing will be held on Monday, April 17.
The project is estimated to carry a price tag of just over $600,000 and the city says that if the project is awarded, work would commence immediately and should be substantially completed by June 16. The deadline for all work to be done on the project would be September 1.
The council also passed a resolution adopting a new position with the city of Oskaloosa, introducing the role of Parks and Recreation Director to the fold. Mayor Dave Krutzfeldt said that while the city has had park boards in the past to oversee parks and recreation matters, there has not been a parks and recreation director in Oskaloosa since at least the 1980s. The new position was approved.
And the council approved the site plan application for Musco Lighting’s proposed facility on 2nd Avenue West, which will be approximately 13,000 square feet and would replace their current 6,000 SF facility.
The next regular council meeting with the city of Oskaloosa will be held on April 3.