Holly Springs closer to new park — Council approves designs, to take construction bids in July
by Joshua Sharpe
jsharpe@cherokeetribune.com
June 18, 2013 11:28 PM | 1591 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HOLLY SPRINGS—The city of Holly Springs moved one step closer to constructing its latest recreation center Monday night when the City Council voted to approve designs for a 33-acre park on Hickory Road.

The City Council voted unanimously, with Councilman Mike Zenchuk absent, to approve the plans for the park which is funded with $1.5 million from Cherokee County’s $90 million parks bond.

Holly Springs City Manager Rob Logan said after the meeting Monday night that now that the design for the park, which will be on Hickory Road west of the Harmony on the Lakes subdivision, has been approved the city will solicit construction bids in July.

Construction will likely begin in the fall and be complete in summer 2014, Logan said.

Logan said the park has yet to be named, but the city has given the public until July 31 to suggest names to be considered by the City Council.

The Hickory Road park will feature a walking trail, which will in part be handicapped-accessible, and several pavilions, Logan said.

During the meeting Monday, the City Council also:

• Voted unanimously to appoint Donna Stewart to the Cherokee County Library Board of Trustees.

• Voted unanimously to allow Logan to open and manage four certificates of deposit in the city’s name at BB&T.

• Unanimously approved a contract with BM&K Construction and Engineering for more than $17,000 for right-of-way acquisition for a sidewalk project on Holly Springs Parkway. The sidewalk will run from Holly Springs City Hall to Ace Academy.
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