EDWARDSVILLE – Township Supervisor Frank Miles says the township has received a $13,796.25 grant from the Metro East Park and Recreation District to fund renovations to Restroom 2 at the Robert C. Stille Edwardsville Township Community Park, located at 6368 Center Grove Road in Edwardsville.
The grant is the third grant that the township has been awarded from the Metro East Park and Recreation District. In 2015, the Township was awarded a grant of $15,000 to renovate Restroom 1 located at the Robert C. Stille Edwardsville Township Community Park. In addition to the grants for the renovations to both Restroom 1 and 2, in 2014 the township was able to install an all-season restroom facility with the funds from MEPRD.
Renovations to Restroom 2 include removing all existing plumbing fixtures, modifying the layout to accommodate ADA requirements, installing new high efficiency low flow plumbing fixtures and high efficiency hand dryers, as well as painting the interior of the restrooms. The completion of the renovation to Restroom 2 will further the township’s progress on the ADA Transition Plan that the Township Board adopted in May of 2015. Along with the MEPRD grant, the township has received a grant from Madison County for the project as well – $15,000 from the Park Enhancement Program.
In October 2016, the Township accepted a bid of $47,987 from WWCS of Cottage Hills to renovate Restroom 2. The township will use the Metro East Park and Recreation District grant of $13,796.25 along with the Madison County Park Enhancement Program funds of $15,000.00 to assist in paying for the renovations. Together, the grant funds make up 60 percent of the total project costs. The remaining balance of $19,190.75 will be coming from the Township’s Capital Development Fund.
“The renovations to Restroom 2 are already 90 percent completed and we are anticipating a spring reopening of the restroom,” said Miles.
— From the Illinois Business Journal