VIENNA - The location and cost of an off-leash dog park within the Vienna city limits will be presented to council within the next several weeks.
City officials hope to pinpoint the exact location of the dog park within Jackson Memorial Park. Councilman Paul Thornton said park employees, council members and community members with the local club Mid-Ohio Valley Paws have been working together to find an appropriate space.
"We're hoping to bring more details to council in the first couple weeks of June," said Thornton.
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Vienna Mayor David Nohe, left, and City Recorder Randy Rapp prepare to vote Thursday on the acceptance of a real estate property donation for a storm and sewer easement.
Council is looking at an area of around 1.5 acres in Jackson Memorial Park near the maintenance garage, which was once used as a T-ball field. Thornton estimates the cost of the park to be between $3,300 and $3,800.
Mid-Ohio Valley Paws is raising funds for benches and gravel, and the city will likely pitch in to buy fencing, an entrance gate and water fountains, he said.
City Recorder Randy Rapp, also a member of the Vienna Utility Board, announced that the utility board budget will be presented to city council for approval at the next meeting on May 24.
The Vienna Utility Board will present council with the 2012-2013 utility board budget at the next council meeting.
The location and funding for an off-leash dog park will be voted on by council within the next month.
City Council approved on second reading the acceptance of a real estate donation for the use of a sewer/storm easement.
The utility board was formed in 2010 to fulfill federally mandated stormwater requirements. It is comprised of the water, sewer and stormwater departments, which are enterprise funds.
In March, the utility board presented its first budget for the current fiscal year, ending June 30. The budget presented at the next council meeting will be for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, said Rapp.
In other council business, council approved on second reading an ordinance to accept a donation of real estate property to install a sewer and storm drain from Forest Hills Drive to Woodland Drive.