Oak Ridge North City Council approved spending $18,000 on a master-plan concept for Marilyn Edgar Park at its Aug. 14 meeting as work on Teddy Bear Park was completed earlier this year.

What happened

Coming out of roughly $43,000 in leftover American Rescue Plan Act funds, City Council approved hiring Burditt Consulting to create a master plan for Marilyn Edgar Park.

Since the park is meant to serve as an area for health and wellness for the community, the funding is able to come from leftover ARPA funds instead of the city’s budget, officials said.

Quote of note

“This is kind of a no-brainer, and we are not paying for this,” Mayor Paul Bond said.

What’s next

Burditt Consulting will draft a master plan for the park area over the next several months and then present findings to council. This does not include construction or setting a timeline for implementation of the plan.