Salem Town Board OKs purchase of playground for Salem Oaks Park

/A rendering of the playground equipment purchased for Salem Oaks Park.

/A rendering of the playground equipment purchased for Salem Oaks Park.

The Salem Town Board on Monday approved the purchase of playground equipment for Salem Oaks Park.

The equipment will cost $34,731, with $25,000 to come from the general fund and $9,731 from the park fund. Lee Recreation was the winning bidder.

The town will not have a volunteer community build like it did for equipment at Community Park, said town Chairman Diann Tesar. Salem Highway Department personnel will install the equipment.

“It’s going to be a great park out there,” Tesar said.

Eight options offered by five companies were considered by the Park Board before the one approved by the Town Board was selected.

The whole Salem Oaks neighborhood has been undergoing storm water drainage and street improvement this summer. Some of the storm water aspects have involved the park.

Highway superintendent Mike Murdock said curb and gutter work on the neighborhood’s streets has been completed, and paving should begin soon.

“The people of Salem Oaks have been very patient,” Murdock said.

Supervisor Ted Kmiec said he has received positive feedback about the work being done in the neighborhood.

“Everyone I have talked to in Salem Oaks has  been very pleased,” Kmiec said. “There are people who are saying the drainage already is better.”

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