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Hope Mills board to vote on revised parks and recreation ordinances

Splash pad utility work, playground fencing also on commissioners’ agenda


HOPE MILLS — Proper swimming attire, dogs’ presence and hours of operation are among the issues to be addressed when the town Board of Commissioners considers revised ordinances in the parks and recreation code at its meeting Monday night.

The issue was tabled during the April 3 meeting so that commissioners could review the policies in detail.

The revised ordinances also affect policies on lake attendants and permits. The town staff has recommended approving the policies.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in City Hall.

Also on the agenda is a stormwater policy update on standards and specifications of the airport overlay. The update would require all development and redevelopment of land to use stormwater control measures that do not pond water. If dry detention is selected for a site, the design must include a drawdown time of 40 hours or less.

The board also will consider setting a public hearing on annexation of property at 5070 S. U.S. 301.

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Consent agenda

On the board’s consent agenda for Monday is whether to authorize the town manager to negotiate a contract with KLS Civil Contracting Group the underground utility work at the town’s splash pad. The cost is not to exceed $161,760, the amount of KLS’ bid on the work.

Parks and Recreation Director Lamarco Morrison wrote to interim Town Manager Chancer McLaughlin in a memo that “in the essence of time,” the town opted to close the bidding process and accept the KLS bid.

Also on the consent agenda is a budget amendment for installation of playground security fencing by Seegars Fence Co. The cost would not exceed $15,000, according to the board’s agenda.

According to a memo from Morrison, the fence is necessary to protect the process of pouring rubber for the playground surface.

In the past several weeks, the town has had a problem with vandalism at the playground construction site.

All items on the consent agenda are expected to pass with little or no discussion.

The board also is expected to hear an update on the new safety building by its architect, Scott Garner.

A public hearing is scheduled on a zoning case involving 1.2 acres in the rural residential district that would change to more restrictive zoning. The property is at 2308 Park Garden Court and is owned by Mauricio Andrade.

Anyone who wishes to speak at the rezoning hearing is asked to sign up with the town clerk at least 15 minutes before the board meeting. Speakers are asked to limit their comments to three minutes.

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