Three Ann Arbor parks will be receiving upgrades to play equipment, and all of them will have better equipment for mowing and snow removal as a result of city council action on May 5, 2014.
The council approved a contract with Game Time c/o Sinclair Recreation for $132,000 to improve facilities at three parks. Arbor Oaks Park and Scheffler Park will have their play structures replaced, and North Main Park will be getting a tire swing and chess table.
In addition, the council approved the purchase of two 2014 Toro model 7210 commercial six-foot-wide mower/snow broom combination units at $50,426 each for a total of $100,853.
The units have a mower deck that can be used in the summer months and can be converted in the winter into a tank-tread type unit with an enclosed cab that accepts a rotating snow broom, a snow blower, or a plow blade.
The two Toros will replace two walk-behind mowers and three riding mowers.
This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron.