Midland City Community Members Get Chance to Voice Opinions on Possible Park

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MIDLAND CITY -- Some Midland City community members gathered at city hall on Tuesday evening to voice their opinions about a possible park during a public hearing.

The public hearing is a step in the process of securing a federal grant for the construction of a park located behind the Head Start on Hinton Waters Avenue.

During the last city council meeting, the council approved applying for a grant in which the city would pay half of the total cost of the park, while the Land and Water Conservation Fund would pay the other half.

While the community is excited for the possibility of a park in the downtown, one parent is worried about the safety of his children when they arrive and leave Head Start.

"Making it safe for everyone, not just the school but also the patrons as well because they're going to need a safe place to park," Gerald Williams said.

The next step is to pass the resolution for applying for the grant by September 2nd. The Southeast Alabama Regional Planning Development Commission is then in charge of writing the grant and taking it to the state level.