City Council works toward grant to improve Richardson Park

The City Council passed a resolution at its March 14 meeting to hire Cothren Graff and Smoak, Inc. for application assistance for a grant the City submitted to the Love Louisiana Outdoors Grant Program for funding to redevelop Richardson Park on Lake Street. The necessary scope of the work to be completed by Cothren Graff & Smoak is design and engineering services required to construct the improvements. The commitment for the scope of work is projected to be in the amount of $36,000 and is subject to being approved for funding under the stated program.

The project consists of construction of a concrete walking path, pavilion, parking spaces adjacent to Sewanne St. and Lake St., and rehabilitation work to the existing restroom facility.

The proposed fee for basic engineering services and resident inspection is $32,000 and $4,000 respectively.