Following a decision to close the community swimming pool for the 2008 season, the Fayette Park Board is considering other ways to keep kids cool this summer, such as a splash park and water games.
The board is exploring the possibility of a levy proposal for the November election to give residents the option of funding repairs and operation of the pool. The levy would include all school district residents, not just those within the village limits.
Board members discussed fund-raising activities, including 50/50 drawings at ball games and a monthly drawing on the last Friday night game each month.
The board has also planned a pizza sales project from May 19 to June 13. For this first effort, the board will work with the Pizza Stop.
The board will also investigate earning money by selling tickets for the Toledo Mud Hens and Detroit Tigers games. A percentage of the sales would be returned to the board.
The board is contacting Brett Kolb about ball pictures again this year.
A volleyball tournament is considered to raise money for Christmas decorations and another tournament might be scheduled during the Bull Thistle Festival.
The board discussed grant options from the Tony Hawk Foundation for money to construct a skateboard park.
PARK NEEDS—The big ball diamond needs 25 tons of stone. It was noted that ground moles are starting to dig up the diamonds again this year.
Quotes will be sought for refurbishing the basketball courts in the park.
The park is in need of new picnic tables, bleachers and playground equipment. Because of mandates to upgrade playground equipment, there are only two swings left. All equipment needs to be replaced because it is outdated.