Stucker looks for alternative for basketball should E.O. Muncie close
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:00 AM
Parks Director Dave Stucker told the Parks Board on Tuesday that he is thinking about the role of E.O. Muncie Elementary School in the department's basketball program.
The Parks Department uses the school four nights a week for basketball practices and games.
Madison Consolidated Schools announced a proposal that, if approved, could result in the closing and possible demolition of E.O. Muncie.
"If anything should happen with that, we want to be semi-prepared," Stucker said.
There is no timeframe on the project, which has not yet been presented to the school board.
Stucker said basketball games will start Dec. 16 and will be played in the Brown Gym. Participation is up this year from the 2012-13 season.
In other business, Stucker told the board he has met with representatives of Walsh Construction regarding the status of Jaycee Park which is closed due to the bridge construction.
One shelter has been rebuilt and another is under construction, Stucker said.
Walsh also is responsible for replacing playground equipment and sand volleyball courts at the site. Work is expected to begin in spring 2014.
The Senior Citizen Center is working on a program called Depends for Friends, which benefits disabled veterans and senior citizens. The program is looking for under pads for beds, baby wipes, and varying sizes of Depends pants and panties.
Anyone wishing to help with the program can contact Kerry Jo Robertson at (812) 599-5098, Cherilyn Miller at (812) 599-9359 or the Senior Citizen Center at (812) 265-4758.
A small leak in one of the downspouts at the Brown Gym was recently repaired. Stucker said the issue was at the spot where water ran off the roof and into the drains.
The Christmas Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Brown Gym. Currently there are 47 vendors and 23 people on a waiting list.
There will be no senior citizen's dance Friday at the Brown Gym due to the holidays.
The next Parks Board meeting is Dec. 29. The board will discuss the fee structure for the 2014 season.