Trenton Park Board tackles lengthy topic list at latest meeting

Trenton Park Board

Daily attendance at Trenton Family Aquatics Center is averaging approximately two hundred fifty people.

That’s according to Trenton Parks Superintendent Jason Shuler who indicated to the Trenton Park Board the daily attendance is averaging well above last year.

Shuler said Burleigh Grimes Baseball Field is a busy place with an American Legion tournament as well as a Harrison County All-Stars tournament, more American Legion tournament action July 12th through 17th, and July 21st through 24th, with the Chillicothe Mudcats playing July 14th.

Shuler recognized Bryce Whitney for an Eagle Scout project at the rock barn, which involves bathroom door sandblasting and painting.

Shuler thanked Mayor Nick and Mrs. Cheri McHargue for their support of the Gooseberry Festival.

Earlier in the meeting, board President Duane Helmandollar thanked the McHargues for a three thousand dollar contribution for use of park facilities for the Gooseberry Festival.

The McHargues have traditionally given the Trenton Park Department donations for use of the park system during the festival, giving three thousand dollars last year, and contributing one thousand dollars in previous years.

The board, last evening approved a request by the McHargues to use the park system again next year for the Gooseberry Festival.

Helmandollar expressed appreciation to Scott Lewis and Lewis Construction for removing trees and brush from the northern part of Moberly Park, to provide space for much of the disc golf course. Helmandollar said time and equipment for the work were donated, which he called huge saving to the park department, noting the disc golf course is a great addition.

Helmandollar also recognized Hodge Presbyterian Church for a one thousand dollar

donation to the planned handicap park.

Board member Curtis Crawford presented a report on suggestions from the local natural resources conservation service office for dealing with a drainage area at Moberly Park near the basketball court.

The board is asking Park Superintendent Shuler to get cost estimates for that project.

Shuler was asked to determine how to advertise mowers the park department wants to sell.

Member Sara Allen thanked Shuler and the park department for field usage and preparations for the soccer program held during June.

Proposed ball field rules and regulations were given to park board members to review.

Work on the multipurpose walking trail still is planned during the late summer or in the fall.

During an election of park board officers, Duane Helmandollar was re-elected as President, Curtis Crawford re-elected Vice President. Doctor Andy Cox was elected Secretary.

Doctor Cox’s position involves being available to sign payroll if the President and Vice President are unavailable. A non-board member, Vicki Weaver, is the recording secretary, taking notes and providing minutes for the park board meetings.