The Marthasville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a construction estimate to build the first permanent restrooms at the city park. At the board’s request, Trei Irwin gathered costs for …
Park Will Have Public Restrooms
By Janine Davis, Record Staff Writer
The Marthasville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a construction estimate to build the first permanent restrooms at the city park. At the board’s request, Trei Irwin gathered costs for building a structure, which he estimated at $40,849 for materials and labor. Irwin said that some labor would be donated and that he believes it is likely that actual costs will come in below the estimate. Currently, the park has portable restroom facilities. Mayor Jason Schantz noted that the city’s current budget includes two line items that would cover the cost of the building, including $15,000 in the General Revenue fund and $27,400 for park improvements. “Anything we can knock off the price would be good,” Schantz said. Irwin said the estimate is a work in progress and that he is working to get more donated labor and some cash donations as well. Costs include concrete construction, roofing and insulation, electrical and plumbing. “With the new playground, sidewalks and restrooms, the park is becoming a real jewel to the city,” said Schantz, noting that use of the park is increasing as a result of the improvements which have been made.
City Website Up In other news, City Clerk Carla Heggemann announced that the city’s website www.cityofmarthasvillemo.org is now active and is being populated with information, including a calendar of upcoming events.