Trustees hear about winter sports numbers


The Bellefontaine Joint Recreation District Trustees met in city council chambers Tuesday night. Recreation Coordinator Tim Hales told the trustees that winter sports numbers are up from last year. He said that the wrestling numbers are up by approximately 30% from last year, with 58 first- through sixth-grade students signing up, including 16 females.

Hales talks about the improved numbers: 

Parks Superintendent Kris Myers told the trustees that he recently met with a private citizen about the skate park at Blue Jacket Park. The citizen has formed a group that will be attempting to raise funds for improvements to the skate park. To that end, the city will be removing a few pieces from the current configuration with the funds going towards replacing the pieces.

Myers also related that he has been in contact with the Logan County Land Trust. The trust will be paying for a structural survey to be completed on the Myeerah Log Cabin so that plans can be made to make improvements to the cabin for long-term preservation.

Myers then informed the trustees that he would be submitting a request to the State for grant monies to continue to make improvements to Harmon Park. Myers discusses the process: 

Board President Pat Ellis told the board that the Levy Committee will likely be asking the city council to place a levy request on the ballot for the March primary. The request for the ballot issue must be made by December 20, 2023, as the final meeting of the city council is coming up next week.