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Investing in the city’s future: preschool and senior center

Yes, Oak Ridge is finally going to have a new preschool and senior center. In the City’s 75th birthday year, the city government is investing for the future.

Council voted last Thursday to award construction contracts for the projects. Work should start in a couple of weeks. The preschool project will include construction of new recreation facilities in Scarboro Park (basketball courts, ball field, tennis court, pavilion and paved walking trails), where the school will be built.

It was a great relief that the construction bids came in below estimates — the projects won’t cost as much as we thought! Next Monday, October 22, we’ll have a special meeting to get the ball rolling on selling bonds for the building projects. (The bond issue is already approved.)

Read about the meeting at Oak Ridge Today or The Oak Ridger, or watch the video on the city website.

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