Culver Town Council members are still awaiting the release of funds so the Cavalier Sports Park project can continue forward.
Town Manager Jonathan Leist told the council members Tuesday night that Grant Writer Shannon McLoed recently gave him an update.
“We had requested it two weeks ago and OCRA is asking for some additional documentation from Culver Community Schools acknowledging that they’re going to keep the park as an open park for the public for the next five years as part of the grant,” explained Leist. “So, I have to get some signatures from [Superintendent] Karen Shuman and [Town Council President] Ginny [Bess Munroe] on another document and get that back to them. We’re still probably another two weeks out from getting the funds released.”
Through the Stellar Community Designation Program process, the town received $500,000 in funds from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs for the project.
The council members awarded a bid of $504,000 to Thomas Excavating for the project.
The Cavalier Sports Park project includes improvements to the soccer fields on the grounds of the Culver Community School Corporation, expanding the parking lots, moving the storm water retention pond to the east, building a restroom facility near the fields, adding a toddler park, an entry sign, and a walking trail on the perimeter of the park.