Union receives grant for park benches

UNION — The City of Union received a small grant from the Montgomery County Solid Waste District as part of its recycling incentive grant funds to install park benches throughout its green space areas and community parks.

The benches will be installed along walkways in the green space areas to give people walking a place to sit and rest and relax.

“We do want to put concrete pads underneath the benches,” said Assistant City Manager Denise Winemiller. “The pads won’t be paid for by the grant because it is not made of recycled type material, so we will absorb that cost. That work will be taking place during June and July.”

Winemiller also informed council that city employees have been working hard to complete work on Union Airpark Boulevard and are working to extend sidewalk and curb on Sweet Potato Ridge Road as well as finishing up grading along the walkway in Concord Farms West neighborhood.

She also advised that complaints received at the last meeting concerning zoning violations along Lightner Lane have been addressed. A resident that wasn’t mowing his grass has taken care of that issue and removed a tree that had limbs hanging down that prevented him from mowing beneath it. A fence leaning over on another residential property has been issued a second notice to fix the fence before the city takes the property owner to court.

Winemiller also requested that the budget committee meet on June 22 to discuss placing a possible street levy on the November ballot.