The current tennis courts at Miner Park in Glen Carbon, which are set to become six pickleball courts.

GLEN CARBON - The tennis courts at Miner Park in Glen Carbon are set to become six new pickleball courts by the end of the year, following unanimous Village Board approval on Tuesday.

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The project will not only cover the existing tennis courts, but also the fencing surrounding the area, according to a memo to village trustees from Public Works Director Scott Slemer.

“This project will involve the construction of a new post-tension concrete pickleball court over the existing tennis courts and include removal of the old chain link fence with installation of a new black vinyl coated chain link fence,” Slemmer wrote in the memo. “The new court will be striped for six pickleball courts.”

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At this week’s Village Board meeting, he added that the tennis courts will “ultimately be reconstructed as part of the Schon Park Phase 3 project.”

Byrne & Jones Construction submitted the only project bid of $412,601.19, which was approved unanimously.

The cost will be partially offset with a $100,000 Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) grant and a Madison County Park Enhancement Program (PEP) grant of $76,324, both of which Slemmer said the village has received.

“Construction will be expected to begin immediately and should be completed by the end of the year,” Slemmer said.

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