Galion’s splash park closer to a reality

By Kimberly Gasuras - [email protected]

GALION — Galion resident Jean Wireman asked a question during the Galion City Council meeting Tuesday evening that many local residents are wondering about: When is the new splash park at the city’s East Park going to open?

Acting City Safety Service Director Nikki Ward said the restroom facility will be delivered on Thursday.

“It is pre-fabricated, so it will be up when it is delivered, but there will be plumbing and electrical work that needs to be done after it is put in place,” Ward said.

Ward said the splash park should open within a week to 10 days from Thursday.

Council passed several pieces of legislation as emergencies due to deadlines that need to be met with each one. Those include:

A note renewal that includes paying the costs for a fire truck, two street department trucks and one truck for use by the city’s sewer maintenance department.

Amended appropriations providing for the issuance and sale of notes in the maximum principal amount of $580,000 in anticipation of bonds for the purpose of paying the costs of improving the city’s sewer treatment plant by acquiring screw equipment.

An annual resolution to approve the recommendations of the county’s tax incentive review council.

A then and now certificate for the expenditure of $4,506.21 for dumping fees to Santek Environmental.

The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on July 12 at the Galion Municipal building.

Keep reading the Galion Inquirer for more stories from Tuesday’smeeting, including one that addresses a recent power outage and another about the city’s design review board and how its rules effect local business owners.

By Kimberly Gasuras

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Reach Gasuras on Twitter: @kimberlygasuras