Windsor town council members recently voted to approve the issuance of $250,000 in bonds to fund repairs and improvements to Deerfield and Sharshon Parks.
The improvements were included in the current fiscal year's capital improvements plan, and received approval from the town planning and zoning commission at its Jan. 8 meeting.
Planned improvements are all-encompassing, ranging from the repaving of parking lots to the installation of fending and an upgraded water fountain.
According to town documents, work at Deerfield Park will includes:
- repairs to the stone wall and fence around its perimeter;
- replacing existing playground equipment;
- Reactivating and upgrading the existing water fountain to include a touch-pad sensor that "regulates the amount of time the fountain dispenses water;"
- new electrical service; and
- a refurbished and illuminated flagpole
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Work planned for Sharshon park, outlined in town documents, includes:
- replacement of the existing picnic pavilion with a larger one;
- removal of an unused water fountain;
- creation of a path leading from behind 330 Windsor Avenue Community Center;
- installation of a new park sign at the park's entrance; and
- repaving the entrance and parking lot
According to town documents, town staff hopes to complete the project's bidding process and award the contract before June 2013, and the completion date is expected to be the fall of 2013.
A public hearing has been set for this item on February 4 at 7 p.m.