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Cairo looking to upgrade its town park

Mar 09, 2021 2:45 pm
Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the Albany-based engineering firm Barton & Loguidice recently presented plans to add equipment for seniors and children with special needs at Angelo Canna Park in Cairo. The town hopes to secure funding for the upgrades this year, with construction to begin in 2022, Town Supervisor John Coyne said. “My goal is to have funding in place by the end of the year for spring construction,” Coyne said. The firm was hired to develop conceptual plans for the park and the town has spent about $3,000 so far on the designs, he said. Inspiration for the project was sparked in part by seven-year-old grant funding held by the American Legion Mohican Post 983. The town was just recently reminded of the funding and its availability, estimated to be about $7,000, which will now be put toward a park for seniors. Design costs for the equipment for children with special needs will be drawn from the town’s parks budget, he said, but the town will also explore grant opportunities for both projects. There is no cost estimate for the project as yet. The playground for children with special needs, which will be integrated into the existing playground at Angelo Canna, will be one of a kind, Coyne said. The town park is being eyed as a prime location for a new senior center, as well. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.

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