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Park Board Discusses Property



Archbold Park Board met in executive session for about 45 minutes during its Wednesday, June 28 meeting.

Stated reason for the closed-door session was a property matter.

Jennifer Kidder, Archbold Parks & Recreation director, said no action was taken when the group returned to its regular session.

During the board discussion, board members said the concession trailer in Ruihley Park has been a success.

“People are really liking it,” Kidder said.

One drawback: there is no ice machine in the trailer, so ice has to be brought in with coolers.

Jennifer Hurst, board member, said the trailer offers a limited number of menu items, “but it’s fine,” she said.

Kidder said Liam Row, an Eagle Scout candidate, has raised more than enough money to construct a stretching station in Woodland Park.

She said his fundraising goal was $1,600. He collected $2,000.

The station is a series of wooden beams that runners or walkers could use to stretch their muscles before and after exercise.

At the March meeting, it was suggested Row raise enough money to build the station out of wood, then Parks & Recreation would pay to upgrade to longerlasting plastic beams.

Kidder also told board members Dexter Krueger, an assistant village engineer, is working on developing plans for a new, additional baseball diamond complex at Memorial Park.

She said there were “lots of little things,” that need to be worked out.

Also discussed were plans for Parks & Recreation flag football.

Work will soon begin on improving the batting cages in the baseball complex.

Vaughn Bentz, councilman and park board member, was absent.

The next meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7 pm, in council chambers.



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