Commission approves zoo upgrade priority list

Kevin Wilson

City Commissioner Randy Crowder wanted other commissioners to stop and take a breath at the costs of park improvements due to cost overruns in golf course renovations.

The commission opted to play through.

By a 6-1 vote, commissioners approved an improvements priority list for the city’s zoo at Hillcrest Park. The list of 15 priorities, totaling $627,940, will be completed as funding allows from the refinancing of a parks and recreation bond last summer.

In his opposition to the zoo renovations, Crowder said that renovations at the Colonial Park Golf Course — purchased for $2.81 million last summer with part of the bond money —