Library working on handicap accessibility for park
By Stephanie Johns
The Morgan County Library needs to provide handicap accessibility to the park they’re building there, according to Andy Ainslie, vice chair of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC).
BOC Chair Ellen Warren explained that they plan to redirect the handicap-accessible ramp and to pave an area in front of the administrative building that will go out to the Garden Park. The Garden Club will then put in plants.
County Manager Michael Lamar said an estimate to have the work done to have a joint-use well that would serve the Uncle Remus Library System, the Morgan County Library and the county’s Aquatic Center runs about $10,000 total or $5,000 per entity, the library system and the Morgan County government. He said that it would pay for itself pretty quickly based on the water bills for each entity.
In other BOC news:
• Regarding Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) negotiations, Warren said that she will meet with one or two individuals from Madison within the next few days.
• Warren asked Gwen Ruark, Morgan County Emergency Management Agency director, for an update on the community storm shelter for tornadoes.
For the past eight to nine months, Ruark has been working on a grant for $390,000 to build this shelter.
The shelter would house up to 200 people in the event of a tornado and would withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour.
Printed in the September 27, 2012 edition