At their June 5 meeting, Carrabelle’s commissioners discussed problems with Veteran’s Park.
Commissioner Brenda La Paz said she was contacted by Rod Gasche about repairs needed in the memorial adjacent to US 98.
Gasche said the paint on the statue of an American flag is peeling. The fountain located at the west end of the park is not running. The statues of servicemen are in need of cleaning and brick pavers baring the names of servicemen are falling from a brick wall.
City Clerk Keisha Messer said the falling tiles would need to be relocated. She said she contacted the company that manufactures the pavers said they couldn’t be attached to a vertical brick surface.
Mayor Curley Messer said the city has attempted to fix the fountain but cannot keep it working.
La Paz suggested the fountain be converted to a planter. She said she believed the Carrabelle Waterfront Partnership had several thousand dollars in an account dedicated to maintaining the park.
Commissioners asked partnership President Tamara Allen to investigate what repairs to the park could be made with the available money. - By LOIS SWOBODA