City explains delay on restroom opening

By Darla Higgins

Jimplecute Staff Writer

Public RestroomsThe main reason the city’s new public restrooms aren’t open yet comes down to one word: rain.

While City Administrator Kevin Huckabee had hoped the restrooms, located at the intersection of Dallas and North Polk streets, would be open by July 4, the grass has yet to be laid on the property.

“They were supposed to put the grass down on Saturday, but it’s been raining so much in South Texas that the farmers aren’t cutting the grass,” he said. “But hopefully they will in the next day or so.”

The facility, which is being constructed by Heartland Parks & Recreation, LLC, was funded by a grant from the Jefferson Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO) for $238,117.85. The only elements that are missing now are the signs, the grass and benches off to the side, Huckabee said. After both are put in place, the city will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the restrooms.

A visitor information kiosk will be part of the facility, so those who want to advertise…

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