NILES — The Niles Wellness Heart shall be getting new train and health tools this spring as the town’s park board has given the approval to maneuver ahead to promote the present tools on govdeals.com.
Park director Mark Pallante mentioned he expects the brand new tools to be put in by late April to interchange the present tools, a few of which is 12 to 13 years previous.
“Loads of the present treadmills and different tools are getting previous with breakage of belts,” he mentioned.
Pallante mentioned they need to get tools from Matrix Health.
He mentioned metropolis officers should give approval earlier than the tools is bought.
Pallante mentioned the park board felt it might be finest to promote the tools as rather a lot as an alternative of as particular person items. If no purchaser will be discovered to buy the objects collectively, then the board will try and promote it by the piece.
Pallante mentioned the Wellness Heart has no place to retailer the tools, so the park board will look into promoting any objects that may’t be bought as scrap.
In different one other matter, the park board has obtained 107 banners that had been ordered by means of the Hometown Heroes program. The banners honor army personnel and shall be positioned on poles all through the downtown for Memorial Day.
Pallante mentioned proofs of the banners shall be mailed to the sponsors and any modifications shall be returned this week.
This system kicked off earlier this yr as a option to honor lively and former army personnel with their identify and movie on banners to be displayed throughout a part of the yr.
Additionally, the park board will focus on enchancment tasks at a gathering 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallante mentioned he has spoken with the park’s insurance coverage service about the necessity to repair some objects, together with railings for bleachers and updating pale and previous park cease indicators.
Officers mentioned bleachers over three ft in peak are actually required to have foot backing and railings.
He mentioned the parks have about 10 units of bleachers, and, of these, seven should be upgraded. He mentioned they should be accomplished over time because of the value.
The board mentioned upgrades are wanted at Hetz Park off Trumbull Drive, together with drainage work and playground tools alternative.
In different enterprise on the February assembly, the board:
l Heard from Pallante the necessity to place a park levy renewal on the November basic election poll. Metropolis council would act on the levy placement;
l Have been knowledgeable a Dr. Seuss e book was positioned on the storybook show at Stevens Park for the month of March. Pallante mentioned the storywalk location that opened final fall is being registered by the state and Niles shall be included on the state listing of storybook areas;
l Have been knowledgeable the water heater and cooling system on the wellness heart should be changed. Low bid for the water heater alternative was over $6,200. Pallante mentioned bids are anticipated quickly for the cooling system.
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