MOU for the Park

The Elliott Park project is an important partnership between the SCA and the University of the South to benefit the community.

MOUfortheparks

IN BRIEF, the SCA is agreeing to:

  • secure funding for the playground equipment and playground installation ( $20.8k left to raise by Sept. 30, 2015)
  • 5-year term, which is renewable
  • to inspect the playground boundary and notify PPS for action
  • be the point of contact for complaints
  • secure and maintain safety certificate provided by GameTime
  • oversee the community build with the GameTime contractor
  • secure funding for the playground equipment and playground installation
    5-year term

The University is agreeing to:

  • site preparation, including retaining wall, parking lot, sidewalks, drainage issues
  • 5-year term, which is renewable
  • be available for adherence to the maintenance routine
  • move and or replace the existing equipment if the Elliott Park playground site is needed for other purposes at no cost to the SCA or community

Construction on the site began on Sept. 1 with a completion date set for Sept. 30. The installation of the playground equipment can begin after that date.

This project has been sponsored by the South Cumberland Community Fund, the Community Council Funding Project, the Kaj Krogstad Memorial Fund, the Joel and Trudy Cunningham Charitable Fund and from donations through a designated fund with the Sewanee Community Chest.

The For the Parks project will benefit the whole community and our many visitors by reminding us that Sewanee is not only a place where families live, but is a place where families are valued.

To make a donation, send a check payable to SCA For the Parks, P.O. Box 222, Sewanee, TN 37375. All money raised will go through a designated fund with the Sewanee Community Chest, a 501(c) 3 organization and are tax deductible. There is an online campaign to use a credit card at gofundme.com/fortheparks.

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