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Star City Council votes to purchase new rubber mulch for TugBoat Depot playground

Star City Council voted to purchase new rubber mulch for the TugBoat Depot playground, saving tghe town money.

Council voted to make a one-time purchase of rubber mulch totaling about $6,700 to replace the city’s old method of laying new natural mulch every other year, which costs about $1,800, not including man hours.

“It’s a no-brainer. You spend $1,800 every two years or spend $6,700 one year,” Public Works Director Phillip Davis said. “In the interest of the town, for saving money down the road, I highly recommend it.”

The newly purchased rubber mulch can last for many years compared to natural mulch. It also holds up better in the rain and mud, making it ideal for a playground, according to Davis.

Council also voted to set the spring cleaning dates for the week of May 14 — the week following WVU’s graduation.