South Point explores spray park

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Two possible options on the table for construction

SOUTH POINT — The village of South Point is considering building a spray park.

At Tuesday’s meeting of council, Mayor Jeff Gaskin said the village has two options for construction.

The first, a spray-to-waste design, would cost the village $19,000 for a noncirulating park which doesn’t have to be engineered.

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However, Gaskin said this would waste 18 gallons of water every minute.

“I don’t think we’d be good stewards of our water if we’re sending 18 gallons a minute down the drain,” he said.

The second option, a recirculating park, would chlorinate the water for reuse and would cost an additional $9,000 in engineering fees, Gaskin said.

Plans would be for the park to be constructed at the west end of South Point’s village park and an existing building would be used as a pump house, he said.

Gaskin said the village has a grant for $38,000 to use toward the park, but, in order to use that money, the park would need to be constructed by the end of the year.

Gaskin said the village would explore more options and discuss the idea again at March’s council meeting.

In other business, the council:

• Voted to adopt the Ohio municipal code for traffic and general offenses, a   process which takes place at the beginning of each year.

• Agreed to continue with the refinancing of the village sewer system.

• Heard a report from the village’s police chief, Chris Majher, who told them that three cruisers acquired by the department would likely be ready to use within a month.

• Met in executive session with Mahjer to discuss an issue regarding drugs and public safety. Gaskin said that, due to confidentiality reason, the issue should be discussed in executive session.