(I swear I don’t make these posts up) Everyone of my readers seem pissed about all the signs in town. Sign pollution? Yeah, we can all it that, but now I can’t get that Tesla song out of my head: Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs. Fuckin’ up the scenery, breakin’ my mind. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign [Watch]
This is from a reader named West Ended:
“I have another one for you. The signs at Georgia Park. The park is done. Take them down.
A reader named Erica wrote in asking about the Georgia Park renovation:
We have been loving the Georgia park playground and all of a sudden showed up yesterday only to find it was being demolished (sad face). The city site said it was sandy damaged & being upgraded. So my question for you: Any info on what type of play structure is going up? Time frame on reopening? Thanks so much!!
I am extremely excited to see that work is underway, the park needs it and the kids need great place to play! I asked City Councilmen Anthony Eramo, who quickly got back to me with this:
The photo (below) does not show the water features, shaded benches and any floral installations.The timing depends on the weather. Hopefully Oct will be mild. If so the contractors will be able to adhere the safety surface properly thus the playground will be basically done fairly quickly.
The following was sent to me from the West End Neighbors:
GRANT APPLICATION TO BE SUBMITTED FOR GEORGIA PARK IMPROVEMENTS
The Long Beach City Council unanimously passed a Resolution at its October 18, 2011 meeting to apply for Funds from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in Accordance with the Provisions of Title 9 of the Environmental Protection Act of 1993.
“… the City of Long Beach desires to make various improvements at the Georgia Avenue Playground and is required, in order to implement this Project, to submit and file an application for funding to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, in an amount not to exceed $400,000…. the City of Long Beach agrees that it will fund its portion of the cost of the Project (approximately 50%) and that funds will be available to initiate the Project field work within twelve (12) months of written approval of its application by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.”
WENCA would like thank Commissioner of Public Works Kevin Mulligan and his staff for their innovation, persistence and hard work in preparing this grant application. We are very hopeful this grant will be approved by the state and are committed to work closely with the City regarding the design and implementation of the improvements.