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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 3:00 pm

The Washington City Council will have public hearings relating to a proposed cellphone tower Monday night.

The council is set to meet June 16 at 7 p.m. at city hall. The hearings relate to a proposed 140-foot-tall monopole tower to be built on property owned by Empac, formerly known as the sheltered workshop, at the corner of West Main and Westlink Industrial Drive.

The planning and zoning commission supported the tower.

The tower requires a special use permit.

Fund Request

The council also will vote to grant permission for the city to seek funds from the Franklin County Transportation Committee to apply for funding for the Camp Street Bridge project.

The city is requesting $50,000 for the project.

If the funds are secured, construction would occur this year.

Park Business

The council also will vote on several items relating to the parks department.

On the agenda the council will vote on two change orders for work at the All-Abilities Playground. The two orders total $6,684.50. Parks and Recreation Director Darren Dunkle said the project had $7,332 in contingency funds to cover the cost.

Also at the playground, the council will vote on a contract to purchase a pavilion. Recreation Brands Group bid $11,300 for the project.

The cost only includes raw materials and delivery because city staff will actually be assembling the pavilion.

The park board backed Dunkle’s selection of Recreation Brands Group, despite its bid not being the lowest. Dunkle said the actual low bidder didn’t meet proper specifications for the project.

The last park board request is for new lights at McLaughlin Field. The parks department had budgeted $82,880 to replace the poles at the field, but after looking at the project, Dunkle discovered a whole new light system could be implemented for $85,000.

The park board backed the overage and the council will decide Monday to support the more than $2,100 difference in cost.