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Poth EDC continues park improvements




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WCN Correspondent
May 16, 2012 | 1,456 views | 8 comments

POTH -- In the ongoing park beautification effort, the Poth Economic Development Corp. (PEDC) has been presented with more finalized plans for a new restroom to be constructed in Railroad Park. At the last meeting, the winning design, created by a team of students from the University of Texas at San Antonio, was announced to the public.

Since then, the students have modified their designs; the most notable change was scaling down the square footage to save on costs. As a further money-saving measure and building on the idea of environmental sustainability, the bathroom will sport a sloped corrugated tin roof that runs into an 8-foot-tall rain storage cistern; captured rainwater can be used to water the surrounding landscape.

The council responded with apparent enthusiasm for the methods in which the structure uses its environment.

“It was the most architecturally interesting design,” PEDC Director Chrystal Eckel offered regarding the PEDC’s selection.

Mayor Travis Pruski suggested an option for showers to be added, giving bikers and joggers an opportunity to rinse off. With the Ride to Remember bike ride that the city hosts every year, showers are considered appealing for bikers who travel long distances for the event.

The city still has the option to change details as time goes on.

The EDC considered two construction options. Either the city could act as its own contractor, organizing the construction on its own, or bids could be invited from local companies for construction.

PEDC members Marcelo Laijas and Clifton Zaiontz were in favor of the city acting as its own contractor. However, self-contracting was viewed as a possible legal liability in the event of problems.

In a 4-2 vote, the PEDC decided to invite bids for the job. The plans will then be made available to the public.

Construction is anticipated to begin in June, at the earliest, following the bid process.
 

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Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
May 21, 2012 9:27am
 
Perhaps a better question would be why are more parks and ammenities being built when the mayor says there is not enough money in the city budget to fully fund keeping up Poth City Park? If Poth would do away with the baseball, ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
May 21, 2012 9:21am
 
It is amazing how pet projects get done while the basic infastructure, streets, drainage, water and sewer never seem to have enough funding. The pet projects need to wait until 100% of the basics are paid for. And isn't the ... More ›

 
Jerilee  
Poth  
May 20, 2012 9:25pm
 
I like the idea of havinga a new facility because of how much more our park is being used for different activities that go on whether its sports related or family functions. If these students can pull off creating an environmental ... More ›

 
Alvin Charmaine  
May 20, 2012 8:20am
 
This doesn't really seem like an appropriate project for an economic development corp. This is strictly an infrastructure project. If you want to declare every project is good for economic development, why doesn't the PEDC ... More ›

 
In the know  
Floresville  
May 19, 2012 2:56pm
 
So Chrystel Eckel went from being Mayor of Poth to PEDC director? How convenient. I hope that doesn't happen in Floresville! Can you imagine Jesse Perez being the mayor of Floresville? (opposite of what happened in Poth) Horrors!

 
Tyra  
FloTown  
May 18, 2012 6:45pm
 
Well you definitely do not want our council to lead your council in anyway. Although Mrs. Eckel sounds like Mr. Perez. Whatever is good for them and benefit them, then it is great for everyone. Our council will show your council ... More ›

 
old pirate  
Poth  
May 18, 2012 3:25pm
 
Chrystal Eckel little puppet Mayor Pruski would like showers for the joggers and riders, what a joke! hell fix the water drainage problems first. Problem is the hard working Hispanic citizens of Poth come second only to those ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
May 16, 2012 12:26pm
 
More parks, fancy restroom facilities with showers and an amphitheater for free movies. Great. Course you can't get to any of them without risking life and limb due to the terrible condition of the streets that there never ... More ›

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