City sued over splash pad
The contractor who built North Augusta’s first splash pad last April is suing the city for lost business.
Tony Ammar completed the splash pad at Summerfield Park on Old Edgefield Road in April, but an investigation by The Augusta Chronicle revealed the $135,000 structure remained dry because of permitting issues with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. It opened to the public at the end of August.
Ammar blamed the city for not securing the permits; North Augusta pinned the problem on Ammar.
Now Ammar is seeking $2,500, plus an $80 filing fee, for “regrading the site, including removing and resetting a section of the retaining wall.” Ammar said in past interviews that his equipment sat idle in February while the city changed its plans and added a short wall around the concrete pad.
The complaint filed in North Augusta Magistrate Court names North Augusta and Bob Brooks, the past director of parks and recreation, as plaintiffs.
Battle of the Bands
North Augusta High School will hold the Battle of the Bands fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The fundraiser supports the Jacket Regiment. Bands competing include: 3rd Shift, Blank Space, Her Thoughts, The Last Lost Continent, Off With Crowns, Watch Your Step!!, Eleven, Sons of Shamgar and The Grand Coda.
Admission is $5.
The Pilot Club of North Augusta will hold its annual attic sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Augusta Community Center on Brookside Avenue.
Items for sale include furniture, toys, handbags, pictures, jewelry, clothing, books and household items.
There will also be a large bake sale.