Pride Park will soon have a new stage for its outdoor performances.
Hartsville City Council accepted a bid of $29,994 from Dempsey Construction Co. of Hartsville for the construction of a new steel covered stage to replace the existing wooden uncovered stage.
Construction is expected to take about three weeks and will begin after the June Gospel in the Park concert, according to City Manager Natalie Zeigler.
The money to pay for the project will come from a $1,224,500 bond issue council approved for capital projects in February.
Along with the stage, the picnic shelter in the park will get a new roof that will match the roof on the stage. The structures will also be painted the same colors, Zeigler said.
The stage will be placed where the current stage is located. The new stage will be wider and deeper than the existing stage.
Work is also being done to consolidate the playground equipment at the park into one area. That will allow more space for seating for outdoor concerts and performances, Zeigler said.
Council’s action came during a special called meeting just after Tuesday’s monthly work session.
Council’s regular monthly meeting will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Items on the agenda include consideration of a recommendation from the Municipal Election Commission to dissolve the three-member commission and turn city election functions over to the Darlington County Board of Elections and Voter Registration.
Council is expected to accept the recommendation.
This story originally appeared on SCNow.com.