Pool, sidewalks to get improvements

Mount Jackson’s town park is making a splash.

Town Manager Kevin Fauber said the town plans to expand the park’s kiddie pool, add a handicap-accessible ramp and install a new pump and piping.

He said they’re also planning to add a splash pad, and could install a water umbrella or water mushroom for small children.

“That wading pool was constructed a while back,” Fauber said. “It’s kind of served its useful purpose.”

“It’s in need of some new piping, some new pumps and so while we we’re doing this work, we felt it was important to make it ADA-accessible and make it somewhat larger,” he added.

Fauber said work will be done by National Pools of Roanoke Inc., which has given the town a quote for about $30,000.

He said the project will begin this fall if it can’t be completed in time for pool season in late May.

“We can get by with the wading pool we have,” he said. “We just want to make sure we have something there in operation for pool season.”

Town Council at its meeting Tuesday also discussed replacing the sidewalk in a downtown section from the Save-A-Lot grocery store to Daniel Gray Drive.

Crews will remove the concrete sidewalk on the east side of Main Street, Fauber said, and replace it with brick pavers.

The town will install “colonial-style” street lamps that have started to illuminate the downtown area, he said.

The downtown sidewalk project is separate from the projects installing new sidewalks on the north and south ends of town.

Some demolition could occur within the next two months, Fauber said, though the installation of brick pavers would wait until the spring.

Mount Jackson’s maintenance department will complete some of the work, including tearing out the old concrete sidewalk. Strasburg-based C&S Landscaping Inc. will install the brick pavers.

Fauber estimated the overall project could cost about $42,000.

The town has set aside money in anticipation of the pool and sidewalk projects, he said.

In other business, Town Council appointed Joe Proctor to the Economic Development Authority.

Contact staff writer Ryan Cornell at 540-465-5137 ext. 164, or rcornell@nvdaily.com