By DAVE KITCHELL

Pharos-Tribune staff writer

If there are not parks, baseball diamonds, trails or a modern pool and Logansport residents want to be heard, their time is coming.

Parks Administrator Jan Fawley said Wednesday night the new Logansport Parks Master Plan is almost done. She told the city parks board at its Wednesday meeting that the public will be invited to review and comment on the plan next month. It will be unveiled at the March 15 board meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m.

Fawley said focus groups also will be meeting as part of the planning process. The master plan gauges public support and local planning and is used as a tool by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for park funding.

In other business:

•New windows installed at the McHale Community Complex as part of a state energy efficiency program have already been vandalized. Money from the sale of the garage doors the permanent double-paned windows replaced may be used to pay for the $1,000 deductible for insurance coverage. The doors sold for $1,212. Energy savings on the new windows is projected to pay for the cost of the windows in only a few years.

•Golfers at Dykeman Municipal Golf Course will be drinking water from fountains on the course, but not from the five-gallon jugs they have been accustomed to using. Golf Superintendent Dean Vietti said bacterial concerns have led to a plan to place water at locations around the course. Golfers will be able to purchase water on an honor system basis. Drinking water in one form or another will be available at five locations.

•Bids for surplus property that has been used for Lilac Park and Biddle’s Island Park will be accepted at the park board‘s April meeting, Fawley said. The city council approved an ordinance declaring the property available for sale earlier this month. It still requires second reading approval next month.

Dave Kitchell may be contacted at 722-5000, Ext. 5150, or via e-mail at david.kitchell@pharostribune.comCity parks master plan unveiling set March 15

Local residents invited to comment on system plan for the next five years.

By DAVE KITCHELL

Pharos-Tribune staff writer

If there are not parks, baseball diamonds, trails or a modern pool and Logansport residents want to be heard, their time is coming.

Parks Administrator Jan Fawley said Wednesday night the new Logansport Parks Master Plan is almost done. She told the city parks board at its Wednesday meeting that the public will be invited to review and comment on the plan next month. It will be unveiled at the March 15 board meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m.

Fawley said focus groups also will be meeting as part of the planning process. The master plan gauges public support and local planning and is used as a tool by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for park funding.

In other business:

•New windows installed at the McHale Community Complex as part of a state energy efficiency program have already been vandalized. Money from the sale of the garage doors the permanent double-paned windows replaced may be used to pay for the $1,000 deductible for insurance coverage. The doors sold for $1,212. Energy savings on the new windows is projected to pay for the cost of the windows in only a few years.

•Golfers at Dykeman Municipal Golf Course will be drinking water from fountains on the course, but not from the five-gallon jugs they have been accustomed to using. Golf Superintendent Dean Vietti said bacterial concerns have led to a plan to place water at locations around the course. Golfers will be able to purchase water on an honor system basis. Drinking water in one form or another will be available at five locations.

•Bids for surplus property that has been used for Lilac Park and Biddle’s Island Park will be accepted at the park board‘s April meeting, Fawley said. The city council approved an ordinance declaring the property available for sale earlier this month. It still requires second reading approval next month.

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