Union County team fixing up Woodstock Ball Park


By Joshua Keeran - jkeeran@civitasmedia.com



WOODSTOCK – The shelter house at Woodstock Ball Park could soon have a new roof, Village Council learned during its July 13 meeting.

The ballpark, located at 119 Burnwell St., serves as the home field of the Union County Rampage travel baseball team, which has arranged for the donation of labor and materials to replace the back half of the shelter house roof.

Tadd Spors, speaking on behalf of the team, asked if it was possible for the village to provide a small dumpster for the construction materials.

While discussing Spors’ request as well as the current state of the shelter house, council member Mike Dixon suggested the village look at replacing the front half of the roof at the same time.

Mayor Jackie Hayes said before a decision is made, the condition of the whole roof will be evaluated.

Village Administrator Bradley Herron added the team not only maintains the ball diamond and the grass, but it has also done a number of repairs at the ballpark, including repairing the refrigeration unit in the concession stand.

New addresses

Herron clarified a motion passed during the June meeting in which three new addresses were created within the village due to the annexation of land on West Bennett Street out to the cemetery.

Following council’s approval last month, the following addresses were created:

•361 W. Bennett St. (reserved for future parcel)

•371 W. Bennett St. (new home located on south side of street, formerly 10785 Urbana Woodstock Pike)

•376 W. Bennett St. (house trailer on north side of street, formerly 10754 Urbana Woodstock Pike)

In other business:

•Fiscal Officer Tom Hallinan informed council the Ohio Auditor of State’s office has begun its audit of the village, and it’s expected to be completed by Aug. 31. He said since the village had multiple fiscal officers during the audit period, a full audit of the past two years will be conducted instead of the shorter and less expensive audit that was performed two years ago.

•Hayes reminded Dixon and council member Paul Zizzo that their terms expire at the end of the year.

•The Abraham Lincoln funeral train mural planned for the north wall of the municipal building will likely be completed in 2016, Hayes said.

By Joshua Keeran

jkeeran@civitasmedia.com

Joshua Keeran may be reached at 937-652-1331 (ext. 1774) or on Twitter @UDCKeeran.

Joshua Keeran may be reached at 937-652-1331 (ext. 1774) or on Twitter @UDCKeeran.