Meeting: Jasper Park Board

The Jasper Park Board met Tuesday and:

• Heard that last month was exceptionally busy at Buffalo Trace Golf Course. The course pulled in $87,180.48 — more than $21,000 more than it brought in during July of 2019. The course is $45,000 ahead of where it was at this point last year.

• Approved hiring Eric Schuetter as the superintendent of Buffalo Trace. He will replace Philip Volz, who held the position for nearly 40 years.

• Heard a swimming pool report from Janessa Wagner, the city’s recreation director. Overall, total numbers were down this season due to the ongoing pandemic, but Wagner said she is “very pleased with the numbers. I think we did very well. The staff worked really hard.”

• Approved purchasing eight picnic tables that will be placed at the Parklands of Jasper. Victor Stanley is the sole source provider of the tables because it is the only company that matches the style and color the city is seeking. The cost is $23,964.

• Opened and approved a quote from Tennis Technology of Louisville, Kentucky, for a project that will transform the tennis courts at Bohnert Park into six pickleball courts. As part of the project, fencing and gates will also be installed. The cost is $80,336.

• Approved seeking quotes for a one-ton dump truck. The 2004 model that would be traded-in has about 150,000 miles on it.

• Heard updates on the various city parks that were decommissioned earlier this year. The Indiana State Police has agreed to maintain the State Police Park property and a memorandum of understanding to that effect is being drafted. An affidavit of heirship is being drafted for Northwest Suburban Park and its future has not yet been determined, and while several inquiries have been made in regard to Ruxer Golf Course, its future also remains to be determined.

• Approved the lease agreement with Little Spruce Nature School. That school is located on the Camp Carnes grounds.

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