Canadian County to help Yukon with parking lot

Hader's District 1 crew will stabilize base for Taylor Park project


By Conrad Dudderar

Senior Staff Writer

A Canadian County commissioner has offered his crew and equipment for a parking lot project at a Yukon park.

Canadian County Commissioners, at their weekly meeting Monday in El Reno, approved an agreement between Canadian County District 1 and the City of Yukon to stabilize the base of an expanded parking lot at L.C. Taylor Park. The Yukon City Council OK’d the agreement at their April 7th meeting.

Among the City of Yukon’s 2020 capital improvements project is a proposal to expand the east parking lot near the football field and Yukon Spirit League ballfield at Taylor Park, 401 N 11th.

County Commission Chairman Marc Hader’s District 1 crew will stabilize the base before a City of Yukon contractor completes the parking lot project.

“This is a just a nice way that we can help out,” Hader said. “They really like the concrete slurry that we’ve been using for stabilization of our roads and asked if we’d help on the parking lot.”

The estimated cost of the base stabilization is $40,000, according to the agreement between Yukon and Canadian County.

The City of Yukon will reimburse Canadian County for materials purchased and District 1 will provide labor and equipment.

County personnel “will use an injectable cement slurry injected into the soil, a Bomag to mix in the material and then a Sheepsfoot roller to compact the material to a finished state as required by standards,” according to the agreement.

Canadian County and Yukon city officials will “get together on site” to finalize plans for the parking lot stabilization, Commissioner Hader said.

The Yukon City Council has approved spending $504,253 for asphalt concrete paving, new lighting and related items in the Taylor Park east parking lot project.

Brewer Construction Oklahoma will perform the work through their 2020 contract with the City of Yukon.