Depew playground should be clear of heavy machinery, churned mud and construction workers by July 15, City Planner Anthony Ruggerio told the City Council at last night’s work session. Ruggerio said there was a weather setback, but that the Department of Public Works expects all the work to by complete by mid-July.
The playground will feature new equipment, including spinners and a rock climbing wall; new park lights, benches, a shelter, water fountain and sidewalks, according to DPW project manager David DeGregorio.
Other Updates from the June 27 Common Council Work Session:
-The water main break beneath the downtown gazebo has been fixed. The city will start putting pavers back in the gazebo this week.
-New benches for Depew and Puglsy Parks have been ordered, according to the Mayor. The City Planner said he would find out when the DPW expected to install the new benches.
-Flower barrels will be installed at the pool for the swimming season, City Manager Rick Finn said.
-The Council congratulated the on celebrating Columbian Engine Company's 185th year of service. The Department is the ninth oldest department in the state of New York and one of the 25th oldest in the country, according to Fire Chief John Pappass. Deputy Mayor Don Bennet showed the Council a sample of old photographs of each fire company that he hopes to turn into a commemorative plaque.
-City Manager Rick Finn reminded the council that will take place on June 30 and be free and open to the public. The Peekskill Business Improvement District is sponsoring the event.
-City Manager Rick Finn reported that an extension of the DPW garage would be the most preferable option to provide city employees an appropriate and comfortable break area. He also added that animal control will be setting traps for an increasing stray cat population in that area.