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Council OKs new shade structures for Allan Witt Park

By From page A7 | April 16, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The city will suspend competitive bidding and approved buying $62,343 worth of new shade structures for Allan Witt Community Park to replace older structures that had become shelters for the homeless, the City Council agreed Tuesday.

Fairfield can buy the equipment through the National Joint Powers Alliance, a nationwide competitive bidding program that will save the city more than $1,000, according to the city staff.

The old structures, removed during the winter, had become a maintenance headache and magnet for homeless fires in the barbecue pits, the staff said.

The new vandalism-resistant equipment is expected to last about 15 to 20 years, Public Works Director George Hicks told the council.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy

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  • Skeptic ScroogeApril 15, 2014 - 3:53 am

    Build it and the homeless will come back!

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  • 2realApril 15, 2014 - 5:31 am

    Ya remodel it for the homeless. Cause in the last 20 years, they havent left that park.

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  • The MisterApril 15, 2014 - 6:39 am

    If you did move the "homeless" out of the park... well, they gotta go somewhere. Probably in the neighborhood parks near YOUR home. Is that what you want?

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  • Rich GiddensApril 15, 2014 - 12:38 pm

    I thought things were great under your Rat Political Party rule and there was no homelessness or crime here.

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