Lions Club footpath completed

Cooma Lions Club have done yet another good deed for Cooma with the completion of a footpath for Yallambee Lodge aged care facility residents.

The 76 metre concrete footpath now provides a safer walkway linking Yallambee Lodge with the north Cooma shops for Yallambee residents who previously had to cope with the uneven track across the rough paddock.

Lions Club project manager John Britton said the footpath took about two weeks to construct and used 10 cubic metres of concrete. "It took about 90 club hours to build," Mr Britton said.

"There were between six and two people working on the footpath at any one time.

"Council dug out the path on a Monday, Lions formed it up on the Tuesday, and the concrete was poured on the Friday. Council provided the steel reinforcing. Altogether it cost Lions $2,500."

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council recreation and property manager Ross Lawley said Lions did all the work and paid for the concrete.

"Council provided the excavator and some materials," Mr Lawley said.

"When Lions heard about the need for the footpath, without hesitation they said yes.

"Lions also provided the barbecue lunch today to celebrate."

Councillor Tony Kaltoum said council will be providing some seating along the footpath and out the front of Yallambee Lodge and Lions will provide the concrete and install the seating.

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