Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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January 3, 2013

Park District to spend $468,000

EFFINGHAM — The Effingham Park District plans to spend nearly a half million dollars on capital projects this year.

Director Jeff Althoff distributed a list of proposed capital projects at WednesdayÕs Park Board meeting. While the board didnÕt take any action Wednesday, Althoff said the project list would likely be finalized sometime in the next few months.

Estimated cost of the projects is $468,000. Nearly one-third that total, or about $150,000, has been set aside to replace lights at the slow-pitch softball diamond in Hendelmeyer Park.

Other proposed capital projects include resurfacing a road at Community Park, $130,000; parking lot and dirt work at ball diamonds, $28,000; install playground and safety surface, $20,000; and maintenance shed at Evergreen Hollow Park, $80,000.

The park district also hopes to spend $60,000 on a dog park this year. About $30,000 of that would go for fencing. Other projected costs include a concrete walkway, $14,000; tables/benches, $6,000; drinking fountains, $5,000; trees, $5,000.

Althoff told the board Wednesday he would begin renting plots for the proposed community garden in the 1900 block of South Banker Street.

Rental fees will be $25 per year for a 15x15 plot. The lot for the garden has been donated by the Passalacqua family.

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