The Hamilton Town Council has scheduled a Nov. 13 public hearing to proposal to spend $75,000 to make improvements at the town park.
According to Mayor David Simpson, the council is looking to replace the park’s 10-year-old wooden playground centerpiece and replace it with one made of plastic-coated metal. The project could move to construction this fall.
“Our park is very popular and highly used,” Simpson said. “Now is a good time to do it because the use is going to drop off a bit.”
Although the equipment improvements are estimated to cost about $60,000, Simpson said it’s better to have the extra money up front in case the town runs into any problems.
He also said the county government has indicated it would help with funding, although nothing is set in stone yet.