Warner Robins to purchase about $50K worth of new playground equipment

chwright@macon.comOctober 21, 2013 

WARNER ROBINS -- The City Council unanimously agreed Monday to purchase playground equipment to replace old equipment at a few city parks, including Ada Lee Park.

The council tabled the purchase two weeks ago, because Recreation Director James Dodson was not available to explain why he didn’t want to purchase all the equipment from one place. Councilman Mike Davis said he still thinks the bidding process was not exactly being followed, but in the end, he voted for the purchase.

Altogether, the equipment cost about $53,000. About $50,000 worth will be purchased from Miracle Recreation in Greensboro. The remaining equipment will come from GameTime in Longwood, Fla. Dodson said he opted for the best quality and price for each product, rather than taking one lump bid.

Also Monday, the council approved $118,000 to extend Wall Street further than previously agreed upon. City Council said they won’t spend the funds until the University System’s Board of Regents provides solidified plans for the Veterans Gateway Center, which the city has donated the land for.

Mayor Chuck Shaheen said the Board of Regents asked for the additional road at the location.

To contact writer Christina M. Wright, call 256-9685.

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