Board OKs spending for projects
The Jamestown Sun The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Board voted to spend about $20,000 more than budgeted on the ceiling for the Winter Sports Building and about $32,000 on steel siding at the Jack Brown ballpark at its monthly meeting Monday. T...
The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Board voted to spend about $20,000 more than budgeted on the ceiling for the Winter Sports Building and about $32,000 on steel siding at the Jack Brown ballpark at its monthly meeting Monday.
The board approved a $750,000 revenue bond last month for the Winter Sports Building; $100,000 of that money is allotted for updates and improvements in the area.
The Winter Sports Building should be completed as planned on August 31, said Trevor Wilson, facilities manager.
The rest of the money may be spent on a cart path at Hillcrest Golf Course, which would cost about $20,000, and $33,000 on the cart storage building. The board agreed to table those decisions until the next meeting. But the golf course isn't the only place that could use the funding, he said.
"There are a number of projects ... we could do," he said.
Plumbing and restroom updates at Nickeus Park, Klaus Park and McElroy Park near the skate park need updates, but the $10,000 needed for those improvements could come out of the facilities budget, said Chairman Larry Knoblich. The plumbing has been worked on in parts, Hogan said.
"We're at the point right now where even that isn't working how it should," he said.
The board also discussed the dog park which would be located at the outdoor hockey rinks at McElroy Park and Meidinger Park. Before building begins, Parks and Recreation would inform the neighbors in the area and sign a waiver that would allow dogs that are not aggressive to roam without leashes, said member Joyce Heinrich.
The pool recently underwent about $4,000 in updates, Hogan said. Now, everything seems to be running well, he said.
Meredith Meidinger, a representative from the James River Figure Skating Club said the group plans to pay its outstanding bill. She said the group would not step on the ice until the bill was paid and the group is having fundraisers to raise money in the meantime.
Stacy Collins proposed a home school skating allotment that would allow home-school children to skate with each other for about 90 minutes once a week. The skating would allow for physical activity and would serve as an introduction to the sports of figure skating and hockey, she said.
Collins' husband, Mike, proposed an adult drop-in hockey league that would meet once a week.
Both the home-school skating and drop-in hockey proposals will be discussed in future meetings.