Planting for sports park OK’d
By Kitty Conley email@example.com June 25, 2013 11:36AM
Updated: June 27, 2013 3:19PM
CROWN POINT — The Redevelopment Commission has come to an understanding with Neises Lawn Care & Landscaping to do landscaping at a cost not to exceed $25,000 at the Bulldog Boulevard entrance into the Sportsplex.
Drawings first presented to the commission June 10 did not genrate a positive response.
“There is no complete proposal here,” said commission member Brad Bosse.
Commission and City Council member Carol Drasga, who spent years working on beautifying the square as a founding member of Stewards of the Square is also a master gardener through the Purdue University Cooperative Extension, found the number of perennials in the drawing worrisome.
They would spread over the years, she said. “We don’t want to have it overgrown.”
A committee was formed of Drasga and Bosse to work with Neises.
Bosse said earlier this week that he, Drasga and commission member and mayor’s chief of staff Keith Stevens met with Cory Neises at the Sportsplex and changed the scope of types of plantings to reflect long-term growth.
Stevens said they had come to an understanding about the plantings and other landscaping services.
The contract includes all of the landscaping design services as well as the landscaping materials and labor.