E.C. to spend leftover grant money on pool repair

2013-06-15T20:15:00Z 2013-06-15T22:01:08Z E.C. to spend leftover grant money on pool repairPaul Czapkowicz Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
June 15, 2013 8:15 pm  • 

EAST CHICAGO | Money remaining from a federal grant received last year will be used to repair a crack in the Goodman Park swimming pool, East Chicago officials said.

Park Superintendent Francisco Rosado said $75,000 of the approximately $120,000 grant was spent last year to purchase a chair compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and to resurface the city's largest pool.

Additional money left from the grant will be used in part to restore the bathhouse at Goodman Park.

In other Parks Department news:

• The Park Board approved a $62,000 bid from Site Services, of Highland, last week to install a walking/bicycling path at Goodman Park. Rosado said the project should take two to three weeks to complete once the company receives a purchase order from the city.

• Rosado gave the East Chicago Park Board an update regarding the city-owned MacArthur Golf Course. Opening day is set for June 24.

• The board approved a $1,700 bid from Hammond Fence Co. to repair a fence at the golf course and a fence at the Kosciuszko Park garage.

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