Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

July 26, 2013

Dog park will open on a trial basis

A flat part of South Street Park, located southeast of its intersection with Depot Street, will be used as a dog park on a trial basis, the Batesville Parks and Recreation Board decided July 17. Mayor Rick Fledderman received a suggestion from a local Girl Scout troop to install the asset there “to allow residents to let their dogs run freely” and Parks Commissioner Mike Baumer liked the idea.

Temporary fencing previously used on The Plex’s field No. 4 will establish the dog park’s boundaries. “We’re going to have to put some sort of gate on it,” Fledderman added. BPRB President Bob Fitzpatrick wondered if benches could be installed for dog owners. “I could bring some from (Liberty) Park,” the commissioner answered.

In the future, if the board votes to make the dog park permanent, “we have to come up with some funding” for a better fence and access to water for the animals, the mayor noted.

Baumer and Fledderman will draft some rules, which will be posted, and bags for waste disposal will be available. The mayor said, “If people don’t clean up” after their pets, the park will vanish.

Member Dr. Ed Negovetich asked, “Would you require permits?” Fledderman said, “Maybe they’d have to be registered with the city … (the dogs) would have to have their vaccinations” so they could mingle safely.

According to Fledderman, “The future (of the dog park) … is really in the pet owners’ hands. We’ll see how much it’s used.”

Baumer explained the park will be improved in another way. Dollars from an engraved brick fundraiser for the park will be used to purchase and install curbing around the playground.

“There are two safety issues at The Plex,” Batesville’s new baseball and softball complex, Negovetich pointed out. Netting or another kind of barrier is needed to protect spectators from foul balls. The other danger: Prominent ground lips between infield and outfield areas, especially on the coach-pitched diamond. The physician noted, “If a kid steps on that wrong, you could easily sprain if not break an ankle.”

Text Only
Local News
  • nws - bv081914 - BCC hardebeck City panels in generous moods In back-to-back Aug. 12 meetings, the Batesville Board of Works and Batesville City Council voted to spend money on six projects. Brian Hardebeck, Batesville Fire and Rescue Department first assistant chief, asked BBW to allocate $39,043 to refurbish

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Seven agencies involved in man's arrest An Ohio man was apprehended after an hourlong pursuit near Dillsboro Sunday, Aug.17, according to a Ripley County Sheriff’s Office news release.“Officers were given information that Perry Bruce, 34, Cleves, Ohio, was en route to a location in Ripley

    August 19, 2014

  • Nonprofit empowers families “Family Connections’ mission is building strong families. We believe by building strong families we build strong communities. We empower families to become the best they can be,” points out executive director Connie DeBurger. The southeastern Indiana

    August 19, 2014

  • Local leaders react to sources of water study Despite meeting in Batesville, Ripley County and Franklin County are opposites when it comes to their sources of water, according to an Indiana Chamber of Commerce study called “Water and Economic Development in Indiana: Modernizing the State’s Appro

    August 19, 2014

  • 'We're going in the right direction' The local economic development outlook may finally be making a positive turn. Mayor Rick Fledderman told Batesville Economic Development Commission members Aug. 15, “We’re starting to see more bites in this area. It’s just starting to pick up .... We

    August 19, 2014

  • Man hurt during river robbery

    August 17, 2014

  • Members approve water rate restructuring Oldenburg Utility Services Board member Doug Pulskamp and utility clerk Ruth Cooper told town council members Aug. 4 about a water rate restructuring recommended by the OUSB.The reasons: On Nov. 13, 2013, Batesville officials passed a 40 percent rate

    August 15, 2014

  • nws - bv081514 - central house bedroom Can Central House be rescued? Inns for drovers (persons who herded droves of animals to market) used to dot the countryside on early stagecoach routes across America. Many were two-story red brick buildings, oases for travelers who needed to buy food, water, supplies and, if weal

    August 15, 2014 4 Photos

  • nws - bv081514 - BCC MYC Sewer rate hike almost a done deal After discussing the possibility of a sewer rate hike at a special July 29 meeting, the Batesville Board of Works was at it again Aug. 12.Mayor Rick Fledderman said, “No one wants to have rate increases, but if we’re going to provide the services and

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Officials believe code will have its challenges With any new piece of legislation, policy or ordinance, there may be concerns about how its implementation will actually work. The same is true with the new criminal code, which took effect July 1. One of the reasons for the revisions was concern tha

    August 15, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List Raw: IDF Footage Said to Show Airstrikes Police: Ferguson More Peaceful Raw: Aftermath of Airstrike in Gaza Raw: Thousands March on Pakistani Parliament Raw: World's Oldest Man Lives in Japan Fire Crews Tame Yosemite Fire Raw: Police Weapon Drawn Near Protesters, Media Raw: Explosions in Gaza As Airstrikes Resume Charter Schools Alter Post-Katrina Landscape Texas Gov. Perry: Indictment 'a Political Act' US Officials: Video Shows American's Beheading Video Shows Ferguson Cop Months Before Shooting Water Bottles Recalled for Safety Researcher Testing On-Field Concussion Scanners
Photo Gallery


Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Facebook