WAC seeks $1,000 in grant money for park improvements
The Westland Area Commission (WAC) is seeking a $1,000 grant toward the improvement of Greene Countrie Park.
WAC member Shawn Thomas said the grant would be used to relocate a light, which in recent years has been obscured by the growth of a tree.
“We’re working to find out who owns the pole and the light and who has responsibility for the light,” Thomas said.
WAC is trying to clean up the park where neighbors have reported alleged drug activity among teens and young adults. There have also been reports of vandalism to property.
“Neighbors have become more aware of the environment,” Thomas said, noting several community members helped choose new playground equipment that will arrive soon.
Resident Diana Good said she noticed an increased police presence in the park, with officers in a cruiser and on bicycles.
Westland area signage
WAC Chair Linda Pitts said she filed an application with the city of Columbus for the location of the five signs to mark the entrance to the Westland area. The city began this project to celebrate its bicentennial year.
Locations Pitts submitted are at West Broad Street and Cole Road, Georgesville Road and I-270, Big Run South and Holt Road and on Hilliard-Rome Road.
An alternate site was chosen on Norton Road at Owens Street in case the city rejects the location on West Broad Street near Old Village Road.
That West Broad Street location is in Prairie Township and Pitts was not sure if Columbus wants a "Welcome to Westland" sign in the township.
The design plans include a white board fence that symbolizes the Darby Dan Farm. She also suggested a green background for signs near Westland High School and a blue background for those near Central Crossing High School.