East Ridge Considering Park At Former Swimming Pool Site

Thursday, February 13, 2014

East Ridge officials said they are considering putting in a park at the former East Ridge swimming pool site.

The site has remained mainly unused since the city acquired the 5.5-acre property several years ago.

Stump Martin, parks and recreation director, said one plan would include filling in the pool and leveling buildings at the site. He said the site would be planted with grass and would include a walking track. He said picnic tables could be placed on existing pads.

The East Ridge Council voted to apply for a grant of up to $200,000 for a children's playground and restroom. The city would need to match half of the amount of the grant award.

Mr. Martin said the plan was to put the playground and restroom at Camp Jordan Park.

However, council members said consideration should be given to placing it at either the swimming pool property or in place of the current Frontier Playground.

Councilman Marc Gravitt said the wooden Frontier Playground has reached the end of its useful life. He said one option would be to tear down the nearby old McBrien School.

The council amended the requirements for the new position of elected city court clerk.

The clerk must be a resident of East Ridge.

The first election will be in August, but after that it will be held in November to coincide with other East Ridge elections.

The clerk will be under the East Ridge personnel policy.

The clerk will serve a four-year term.

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