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February 1, 2013

City council members budgeting toward upgrading Norman parks

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NORMAN —

Foster reported to city council members recently that about $450,000 worth of maintenance equipment needs to be replaced. There are staffing needs, as well. The city’s hiring freeze during the recession has left three vacant positions in park maintenance.

“It’s important that we get those filled,” Foster said.

But the council is considering outsourcing maintenance for Legacy Park when it comes online and may do a cost comparison to see if other park maintenance needs should be contracted out.

Joy Hampton

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