Park board reviews erosion issue, approves events and playground proposal

The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, June 18, for a regular meeting. Board chair Terry Parker, vice-chair Brad Scholtz, board member Bill Warden, board member Dennis Brudney, board member Elizabeth Wakefield, board member Jeff Keck, and board member Erica Cann were all in attendance, as well as parks operations supervisor Marc WeisenbergerContinue reading “Park board reviews erosion issue, approves events and playground proposal”

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Parks board discusses beach bathrooms and increases recreation fees

By Melanie Williamson The Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, October 16, for a regular meeting. Among the other topics discussed was a proposal to put a bathroom on Main Street Beach and increases in recreation fees. Main Street Beach bathroom proposal At the September parks board meeting, parks director Dana Corogin presented aContinue reading “Parks board discusses beach bathrooms and increases recreation fees”

Parks board approves Showse Lighting Project; discusses pool, skate park

By Karen Cornelius The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, January 16. Members elected Terry Parker the chairman for 2018 and Jon Logue the vice-chairman. The board discussed their capital levy budget, city pool problems, and repairs to the existing skate park as well as a new skate park committee. The following areContinue reading “Parks board approves Showse Lighting Project; discusses pool, skate park”

Parks board temporarily closes skate park; approves renovation plans

By Melanie Williamson At the Tuesday, December 19, parks board meeting, Reed Hettel provided the board members with a proposal for an improvement project for the current skate park while they work towards building a permanent concrete skate park. The proposal is to review all the existing features to inspect for damage and or repositioning,Continue reading “Parks board temporarily closes skate park; approves renovation plans”

Parks supervisor has list of long-range planning ideas for the parks

By Karen Cornelius Now that the Vermilion Parks Levy for maintenance, operations, and improvements has been passed by voters in November, it is time to do some long-range planning and form a committee to help create a budget for the levy funds, according to part-time parks supervisor Dana Corogin. She addressed her list of repairsContinue reading “Parks supervisor has list of long-range planning ideas for the parks”

Building a new skate park on the school campus is gaining momentum

By Karen Cornelius The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, November 21, and spent a considerable amount of time discussing plans to possibly build a new skate park on property west of Sailorway Middle School fronting Route 60. Another update will be given at the December 19 Parks Board meeting.   According toContinue reading “Building a new skate park on the school campus is gaining momentum”

Voters choose Jim Forthofer for mayor, support city parks and issues

By Karen Cornelius and Melanie Williamson Tuesday, November 7, was another exciting election night for the Greater Vermilion Area. Voters were generous in their support of the city’s Parks Levy and all the Erie and Lorain counties’ issues. Incumbent trustees for Vermilion Township and Brownhelm Township were all returned to serve again.   The highlight, ofContinue reading “Voters choose Jim Forthofer for mayor, support city parks and issues”

Superintendent discusses flooring issue and possible skate park with board

By Melanie Williamson Treasurer Search: Treasurer Suzanne Wilson has announced she will be retiring, but she has not said when exactly, so the board is collecting information on the process and timeline for finding a new treasurer when it is needed. Doug Crooks, superintendent of North Point E.S.C. addressed the board concerning the services NorthContinue reading “Superintendent discusses flooring issue and possible skate park with board”

Parks Board Briefs

By Karen Cornelius The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, October 17, and discussed a variety of additions to the parks and the start of basketball season. The following are briefs from the official minutes:   Parks Use permits: Main Street Vermilion requested the use of Exchange, East Exchange, Victory, and Friendship parks,Continue reading “Parks Board Briefs”

Parks board considers new community skate park, forms a committee

By Karen Cornelius The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday night, October 17, and quickly became excited about the possibility of building a new community skate park after a resident came forward to volunteer his time and expertise to look into the planning, fundraising, cost, and vision for such a project.   AccordingContinue reading “Parks board considers new community skate park, forms a committee”