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March 14, 2013

Somerset transforms eyesore into community park

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Somerset —

“It’s a great asset to the neighborhood,” said Jaggers.
Councilor John Ricky Minton asked that the city look into building more small park areas.
“We can do something to help the people and the kids,” said Minton. “ ... If we’re going to sell alcohol, let’s do something with that money to help the people.”
City councilors also discussed creating a type of walking or running plan that would include the Marydale and any other parks as rest areas, or areas to measure distances traveled by runners and walkers. 
“We want to help every neighborhood, that’s the goal of the council,” said Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler. 
In other news from Monday’s Somerset City Council meeting:
• Councilor Jerry Wheeldon asked that the city make a small drainage system on Main Street, at an area where water tends to stand in the roadway. Girdler said they would look into it. 
• Councilor Jimmy Eastham said he’d been told about some potholes in the city and noted he’d turned the trouble spots in to the city’s road department. 
 “I think this time of year that’s a pretty common thing,” said Jimmy Eastham. 
• Minton asked that the city level out a “bumpy” area at the intersection of North Maple Street and oak Street.
“It’s pretty rough and something needs to be done,” Minton said. Girdler said they would look into the issue.

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