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HCDC buys power grader; Investigating utility building

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 Meeting in regular session Tuesday, February 4, the board of directors of the Hawkins Community Development Corporation continued their efforts to make improvements at the Hawkins Sports Youth Park and heard a report on the financial situation of the Hawkins CDC from Treasurer Jerry Jones.

The board approved purchase of a power grader and a drag screen for use on the baseball and soccer fields at the Youth Sports Park at a cost of $999.20 for the grader and $119 for the drag screen. The devices can be pulled behind a tractor or an ATV.

Mayor Sam Bradley reported that volunteer work by the Willard family continues at the restroom facility at HYSP with $820 in materials budgeted by the HCDC.

The consensus of the board was to consider alternatives and costs related to a small utility building to house the tractor, mowers and other maintenance equipment and tools at the Youth Sports Park. A steel building, a concrete block building and a building of conventional wood construction were discussed.

Jerry Jones, treasurer, reviewed the organization's financial condition. He said the HCDC account had a balance of $10,243.95 at January 31, 2008. He also reported that $45,040.45 remains to be paid on the note for the Pavilion at City Park. Payments are made quarterly on this debt which carries a current interest rate of 7.25%.

Gary McKinley of the Wood County Industrial Commission advised the board that two new sales tax permits were submitted for Hawkins in January. He said sales tax returns for Hawkins are ahead of January and February of last year.

The next meeting of the HCDC is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3 at 4 p.m. A special meeting of the board can be called with 72-hours public notice.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2009 15:06  

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