Tyrone OK's storage shed for soccer program

Fri, 01/22/2010 - 2:30pm
By: John Munford

The agenda was brief Thursday night at the Tyrone Town Council, but council members at the meeting approved a new shed for the soccer field at Handley Park, awarded a contract to repair a drainage pipe on Laurel Circle and approved several changes to the ordinance pertaining to the rental of town parks and recreational facilities.

Representing the Tyrone Soccer League, Ed Barcala proposed that the town accept a $2,800 wood storage shed to be purchased by the league. The existing shed is deteriorating rapidly and can no longer secure supplies essential to league play, he said, adding that the current shed requires repair two or three times each season.

The soccer league will work with town public works staff to have the shed installed. The new shed will become town property.

Town manager Richard Newbern in addressing drainage pipe work needed on Laurel Circle said the 56-foot cross drain pipe collapsed in mid-December due to age and wear. The collapse caused a hole on the south edge of the road that has been temporarily filled in with gravel, he said.

The council approved the $12,769 low bid by Southeast Site Development to replace the pipe and repair the road.

Also at the meeting, the council approved minor changes to the previously adopted ordinance pertaining to rentals of town parks, recreational areas, recreational facilities and other town facilities by members of the public.

Those changes included the prohibition of fireworks, the requirement to park only in designated parking areas and a clarification that picnic pavilions in the parks are available for use by groups such as scouts, athletic associations, church groups, school groups, political parties, birthday parties and family reunions.

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