Russells Point Council discusses Splash Pad, Cobblestone Hotel


The Russells Point Village Council met in regular session Monday evening. After a brief executive session, individual reports were given.

Russells Point Police Chief Joe Freyhof said that the police department has received an increased number of complaints about children climbing on the basketball rim at the new Russells Point Municipal Park playground. Freyhof said that a resolution for this would be to set it at 10 feet. A camera system may be installed.

The Trunk or Treat is on Thursday, October 26 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Russells Point Mayor Robin Reames explains this year’s Trunk or Treat:

In the Parks and Recreation report, the council is excited to look into a Splash Pad at the Russells Point Municipal Park. It will be ADA compliant, safe, fun, and geared for younger children. There is space at the park to put in a 1,100 square foot Splash Pad.

The first community meeting for it was held recently. Two businesses have approached Joan Hinterschied, Director of the Park Board and Russells Point Council Member, to do a fundraiser with their employees to help fund the Splash Pad. A local organization may help fund it with donations, and grants will also be applied for. Another community meeting will be held in October.

There are two methods for the water use of the Splash Pad. The first is a recycling method. The other is new in, old out, which has lower maintance costs. The water will be timed as there will be a time set for it to come on in the morning and shut off for the day. There are also sensors in the Splash Pad called eyelets. So, as the child walks by the eyelets, the water comes on the way the child goes through the Splash Pad.

Hinterschied says how the new Splash Pad for the village will be beneficial for children:

A resolution 23-1013 for tentatively awarding a stormwater bid was passed.

For the new Cobblestone Hotel, the potential cost for storm and water was discussed to provide safe water service. The Cobblestone Hotel is the largest economic development project Russells Point has had since the amusement park. The council believes the amount of money the hotel will bring in will far exceed what the village will spend. A more thorough discussion about the spending of water and updating the water lines with leaders will be held at the next meeting.

The next Russells Point Village Council meeting will be held on Monday, October 2 at 7 p.m.

  1. Patty webb
    Patty webb
    September 19, 2023 at 8:02 am

    A Slash pad would be great . We take our grandkids to west liberty and they love it. This will help the kids in the neighborhood.

  2. Ann
    September 19, 2023 at 8:46 am

    I hope the cost of water by and sewer doesn’t get passed on to the residents back here at the apartment complex! It’s high enough already 😡

    • Splash Pad for kids
      Splash Pad for kids
      September 19, 2023 at 11:32 am

      It recycles. 😳 the water, recycles itself. ♻️

    • No worries
      No worries
      September 21, 2023 at 8:41 am

      It can and should be built so that the water is continuously cleaned and recycled rather than constantly pumping new water through it. That’s how the ones in Dayton are built at least.

  3. Jerry
    September 19, 2023 at 11:28 am

    A Hotel would be awesome. Always been shocked there isn’t a waterfront hotel at the lake

  4. Al
    September 19, 2023 at 11:33 am

    They should hire a new cop to protect that basketball rim, give him one bullet. Sounds like some serious camera worthy offenders. Whose gonna sit on their a** and watch this camera footage all day at the tax payers expense? What are you gonna do with the juvenile after you spend countless man hours searching for him? Id be embarrassed to even mention that out loud. Maybe we should ask Stephen Hawking what his predictions are when a group of 14 year olds approach a basketball net only a foot higher than their heads? Fkn embarrassing.

    • Mamma Bear
      Mamma Bear
      September 19, 2023 at 8:58 pm

      Al- seams like ya dont know how da cams work. Get a Ring or Wally world brands-youll learn. It dont take all day except a couple three clicks to naroow down vandalls. Get with new techo age an off a rodary phone

      • Legend
        September 20, 2023 at 9:58 am

        Maybe you should go old school and get into a dictionary instead of thinking you are new tech.

  5. Dean
    September 20, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Better save those camera’s for the entire area around that hotel.Not to mention awarding Washington twp and RP new officers…Lincoln blvd already has a bad reputation. Where do think all the out of state addicts are going to meet up once that is built? I give it 5 years tops and we will be hearing about it like we hear about the Motel 8 and the Comfort in Bellefontaine. Yes this attracts SOME tourists but hate to say that location is just asking for disaster. 5 years and they will be asking for more tax money-guaranteed.

  6. Anonymous
    September 21, 2023 at 1:52 am

    Soft. All these comments attacking each other and other people instead of the issues at hand. You have a community lacking a Walmart. You have a community lacking a skate park. You lack splash pads. Lack small mouth bass. Shut your d******es up and get stocking my lake with fish a better basketball court and a local skate park. There’s no excuse for any of you attacking one another ina b**** made fashion fr you should be attacking the issues you’re facing and quit cyber attacking one another in a b**** made fashion. Also let the hotel slide I’ll know who comes an goes.

  7. Hopeful
    September 21, 2023 at 8:44 am

    This is great news for the community now let’s work on a community rec center with an indoor pool!


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