Survey crews are set to begin surveying Brookhaven parks May 6 as the city begins implementing its Parks Master Plan.
The city has contracted with TerraMark Survey to conduct the surveys to determine boundaries, if any utilities are on the property and also tree information. Crews will be in Clack’s Corner, Georgian Hills, Lynwood Park and Fernwood Park over the next several weeks, according to a press release from the city.
The city currently has $2.6 million of Homestead Option Sales Tax funding budgeted this year for parks and council members recently approved funding to begin implementing the first phase of the master plan at a cost of approximately $2.5 million.
For Clack’s Corner, Mayor John Ernst and the council want all 2016 proposed improvements made by consulting firm Greenberg Farrow completed this year. Total cost is estimated at $39,500 and includes: a survey of the land for $1,500; a $5,000 monumental park sign; complete brick wall with granite cobble edging for $21,000; and replacing turf with gravel grass lawn for $12,000.
All field personnel will be wearing TerraMark shirts and TerraMark safety vests at all times. If citizens have any questions, feel free to contact the Brookhaven Parks & Recreation Department at 404-637-0562.