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Eagle Ford: Poth EDC continues park project plans
WCN CorrespondentFebruary 13, 2013 | 1,347 views | 1 comment
POTH -- Park restrooms continue to be on the agenda of the Poth Economic Development Corp. (PEDC), and the Feb. 4 meeting was no exception.
PEDC board members discussed bids received and answered questions regarding the future restrooms in the park during the meeting. Several bids have been received, but the contract has yet to be confirmed.
As the city already has the rock and brick for the project, the majority of the projected cost is labor. This will be cut further, as the city will perform the electrical work for the project.
Funding for the project will come from several sources. Funds committed by the PEDC will be matched by the city. According to PEDC board member Chrystal Eckel, donations from the annual Ride to Remember bike ride will pay for fixtures within the facility. Contributions from the Poth Independent School District and Hunt Oil Co. also are expected.
Following discussions, the PEDC approved $20,000 toward the project, well within the amount budgeted for it.
In other business, Beth Tankersley and Kristine Markgraf presented a plan for a “market day” event Saturday, March 2, to boost local businesses. The proposed event plans to expand on the success of the annual St. John’s Lutheran Church rummage sale in Poth. It would offer vendors a venue to market woodworking projects, jewelry, crafts, and local products.
Tankersley and Markgraf provided the PEDC with applications for prospective vendors; spaces will cost $30. The pair also sought guidance or assistance regarding advertising the market day. After discussing how best to reach the target audience, Eckel said the event would be included in the city’s next ad Feb. 27 in the Wilson County News.
According to Tankersley, if the event is successful, it could be repeated on a quarterly, possibly monthly, basis.
Eckel also offered an update on the PEDC’s Movies in the Park, planned for summer. The schedule and slate of films are as yet unconfirmed. Showings may take place twice a month in June, July, and August.
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