Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

July 26, 2013

Dog park will open on a trial basis

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Baumer concurred, “They need to just bring the fields up about 2-3 inches. Everybody knows that netting is needed.” He said it could offer protection and “some shade.” Fledderman, Baumer and BPRB member Tim Hunter will meet with baseball and softball leaders in mid-August. Baumer said, “When we meet, we have to decide who’s taking over. Is the league responsible for putting them up” or the city?

Negovetich concluded, “I think we all agree some type of netting or protective barrier is necessary. The liability needs to be clarified if something happens before” a solution is installed. “You can incur a boatload of medical expenses with a blow to the head.” The mayor will discuss the issue with city attorney Lynn Fledderman.

Batesville Memorial Pool co-manager Alex Davis reported seven private pool parties have been planned for this summer. With charges of $100 per hour, the income helps stretch the very tight parks budget. “I just scheduled a soccer one. We don’t go any later than 10 p.m.”

Lifeguards have used the handicapped lift about 10 times, so it was a needed recent purchase. Although Batesville public schools open Aug. 7, the pool will be open on weekends, most likely through Labor Day. Davis and co-manager Emily Weberding will schedule college students, who return to school later, to lifeguard.

“You’d be surprised” how many Liberty Park shelter and pavilion reservations have been made for 2014, said mayoral assistant Beth West. A subcommittee (Fledderman, city clerk Ron Weigel, Negovetich and BPRB member Brad Dickey) still is exploring the possibility of raising rental fee amounts, then will bring recommendations to the full panel.

Member Don Karbowski said, “We ought to have some type of a basic or minimum charge for the organizations and churches” rather than letting them use the spaces for free. Use of the pavilion with kitchen now costs $250. He suggested charging the nonprofits $150. He pointed out, “The only way we can get more money for the parks” is to revise fees upwards.

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