Vulcan Town council agreed April 12 to provide up to another $10,000 for the Vulcan Kinsmen Club’s “Kin Hangout” project, on top of the $5,000 commitment made at a previous meeting.
Council carried a motion during the April 12 meeting to approve a contribution not to exceed $10,000 towards the fabrication of the games, fire pits, and counters for the Kin Hangout project, with the funds to be drawn from the parks category of the 2021 operating budget.
Mayor Tom Grant said the Kinsmen are pursuing other sources of funding for the project, and the Town wouldn’t need to provide the full $10,000 if funds come from elsewhere.
“If for some reason it falls through or whichever, then it allows the project to get started,” said Grant.
During the March 22 council meeting, council agreed to contribute $5,000 to the cost of concrete for the project, with the funds to be drawn from the Parks Capital Reserve.
On March 22, council also directed administration to work with conjunction with the Kinsmen Club and bring back a complete project funding proposal to the April 12 meeting for council’s consideration.
“Administration has confirmed with the Kinsmen Club that there have been no changes to the proposed budget since the presentation to council at the last meeting,” wrote Fath in a report for the April 12 meeting.
The Kinsmen Club hopes to open the new space to the public sometime in June. A ground-breaking ceremony at the site was held Thursday evening.
The games are currently being made. There will be three corn hole tosses, three washer tosses, and three ladder ball tosses, and people will also be able to play horseshoes.
The space will also include picnic tables and fire pits, and in the future the Kinsmen have plans to add a gazebo and a stage.