Village crews have already excavated the play areas for the Playbooster and swing set, placing both structures within their designated areas as well as a new four-way brick pathway between the sidewalk, basketball court, swing set and Playbooster site.
“When I left this afternoon they had had the support posts up for the swing and were working on the installation of support posts for the Playbooster, which is placed in concrete footings,” superintendent of public works Tom Rini said during a meeting of the Mineola Village Board on August 7 at the village hall. “Once they do that, it just needs to set up at least for a day that they can then start the installation of all the components.”
Following the playground installation, the contractor for the cement and brickwork installed the four-way path. A fencing contractor is scheduled to install a fence around each of the play areas. Rini estimated that the remainder of the work would take between a week to 10 days to complete.
The entire cost of the project is about $80,000. Funding for the project came from the developmental incentive bonus funds received from the Winthrop and Winston construction projects.