By Erik Harris
For The Tribune
The Pinson City Council on Thursday accepted an architect firm’s recommendation for sanitary connection on the site of the future Pinson city park.
The gravity sewer connection will cost the city $50,000 as opposed to the second option — a septic system — which would require double the payout.
Mayor Hoyt Sanders said the move is only to facilitate the design team incorporating the sewer connection into the master plans and specs.
Jane Ross, of Goodwyn Mills Cawood, spoke before the council, going into detail on the present and future park plans.
“It’s very important for every city to invest in its infrastructure and provide areas for recreation and this park definitely does that,” Ross said. “It’s going to be a beautiful park with the event center and the playgrounds and the splash pad and the amphitheater. It provides a venue for the community to come together.”
The council is currently working on how the park’s restroom facilities should be laid out and constructed. Construction on the park could begin in February.
The council also approved some minor repairs at the Old Rock School. The repairs are expected to cost a few hundred dollars.