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Contractors for park project chosen by Funkstown Town Council

September 10, 2002|by PEPPER BALLARD

Contractors for the construction of a 600-foot-long road with a connecting parking lot and pavilion at Funkstown Memorial Park were selected and approved 5-0 by Funkstown Town Council members Monday night.

P & W Excavating Inc. was chosen to pave a road and parking lot adjoining Beaver Creek Road to the park. Excel Construction Co. was selected to build the pavilion.

The work is being funded in part by Project Open Space at a total of $67,050 and by the town at a total of $8,694.50, which was $1,244.50 over the projected town cost.

Assistant Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said the project should be finished by January 2003.

Funkstown Mayor Robert L. Kline said he feels wonderful about finally getting ready for construction to begin.

"We've been after it for a good while," he said.

Kline said the addition of another pavilion will help better service the community. He said the park currently has three pavilions that get booked quickly because of their cost at $30 to non-Funkstown residents, which is lower than other area pavilions.

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The pavilions are free to Funkstown residents, he said.

Kline said the parking lot will alleviate parking hassles during some of the parks biggest events, such as the re-enactment of the Battle of Funkstown, which is held every summer.

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