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Skatepark lights, landscaping, in works

The city of Silverton is accepting bids for lights that will be added to the skatepark.

A total of $30,000 in urban renewal funds are available for the project, said Bart Stepp, city engineer. He added that the city hopes to complete the work before the end of 2022.

Four lights will be installed at the skatepark, which recently expanded, adding new runs and a bench honoring founder Jason Franz after a grass-roots fundraising campaign. The city also has approved a plan to add street trees on the Cascade Highway side of the park to provide a landscape buffer.

The lights project, Stepp said, consists of 300 feet of 2-inch conduit, four junction boxes, 1-inch conduit and four light pole bases. The contractor also will be responsible for repairing all disturbed ground. Portland General Electric will install wiring and the lights at the top of the bases.

Bids were scheduled to be opened on Sept. 13, after Our Town’s presstime.

– James Day

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