by Dennis Dalman
Sartell City Council members expressed approval for a proposed picnic shelter to replace the old one at Watab Park.
The park-shelter plan was detailed for the council by architect Murray Mack (HMA Architects) and by Robbie Schultz, senior project manager of Winkelman Building Co.
The plan is to spend about $356,00 in city money for a new shelter at Watab Park. The structure will be almost identical to the much-used shelter in Val Smith Park on Sartell’s east side. The steel and metal-roofed structure, with overhang, will include bathrooms and other amenities. It will be constructed on the same site where the current shelter stands. That shelter will be demolished, perhaps as early as this winter to prepare for a spring groundbreaking.
Council members said they like the plan. It will be paid for by a combination of the city’s park-funds account and sales-tax revenue.