MASON CITY — When the Mason City Aquatic Center hopefully reopens in 2021, there will be a new aquatic playground feature. Recreation Superintendent Brian Pauly says the current recreation play areas are cracking, fading and starting to show their age after 17 years, and it’s also becoming a safety concern due to the cracking and sharp edges. Pauly hopes the new equipment can be enjoyed next year. “This is replacing the structure in the recreation pool that’s on the south side of it. I am very hopeful COVID-19 is least controlled where we can have an aquatic center season in 2021.” Pauly says with the pool closed it will be best to do this project right away. “By doing this now, this actually hopefully does not delay the opening because of construction for the 2021 season.” Pauly says the lone bidder on the project, SplashTacular of Kansas City, was the company that bought out the company that installed the original equipment at the Aquatic Center. SplashTacular said it was going to cost the city more to refurbish the existing playground compared to completely replacing it. The Mason City City Council last night approved a contract for the new project for $99,888.
Sumner NewscowÂ reportâ€” Those travelers between Wellington and Caldwell, need to take the U.S. 81 route through South Haven for much of the month.This week, the BNSF Railway Co. permitted railroad crossing repair between the K-44/K-49 route intersection and U.S. 160/K-49 intersection in Sumner County on south Chicaskia Road, northeast of Caldwell.The purpose of the railroad crossing repair project is to conduct routine maintenance and necessary upgrades. It is scheduled to be completed around March 23, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.Local traffic will need to use alternate routes. With both lanes being affected and closed by the project, through traffic will be detoured on state routes U.S. 160 and U.S. 81 highways. Potential time delays over an hour can be expected.For more information about T-WORKS projects and funding visit the website, www.ksdot.org/tworks. Â Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the http://511.ksdot.org website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.KDOT urges all motorists to be alert, obey the warning signs, and â€œGive â€˜Em a Brake!â€ when approaching and driving through a highway work zone. Persons with questions about this road work or other KDOT projects can call South Central Kansas Public Affairs Manager, Zach Oswald, at 620-663-3361 or 1-877-550-5368 (Toll free).Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down notlla · 230 weeks ago Why Don`t we have a crossing repair in wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 230 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments