The July meeting of the Committee is rescheduled from July 6 to July 13.
The play structure pieces have been delivered to the City’s Corporation Yard. They will rest there until March when the ground will be dry enough for the installation company to access the site with heavy equipment. They have us on their schedule.
Lucchetti Excavating has finished the grading of the playground and the Futsal pitch site. The excavating of the play structure area should be completed today. Florentino Vasquez and his crew are set to begin the extension of the water line to the site, then they will form and pour the concrete curb around the area to contain the wood chips. The manufacturer of the play structure doesn’t yet have a delivery and installation date for us. We should be ready when they are.
The Lake County Public Health Department has given approval for outdoor events to continue. Grillin’ on the Green is on for Saturday, August 7. 2021 5:00 to 7:30 P.M.
Friends of the Westside Community Park,
The founder of the Westside Community Park Committee, Charlie Jolin, passed away early on Monday morning.
Charlie worked with Richard Knoll, then the Community Development Director for the City, to secure City Council approval and dedication of the land which would become the Westside Community Park. Following that approval, Charlie took the reins and drove the development of the park.
He personally recruited most of the first committee and board members. He wanted representation from youth sports leaders in all sports, business and community minded people. He was not shy about talking the park up to anyone and everyone. His Bronco hauled many people out for a personal tour.
Although he had retired from leading the Committee and the park’s development, he had not lost interest in it. He always wanted me to update him on everything that was happening. Nothing made him more happy and proud than to hear that soccer hosted a tournament with teams from out of the county. Part of his vision from the beginning was to see a facility that would bring out of county teams to the city and the park that he loved.
Many of you reading this know Charlie and know what he accomplished. Those of you who were not fortunate enough to know him only need to visit the park and look around to see what his vision has produced.
The Committee has requested of the City Council that the Westside Park Road be renamed to honor Charlie.
The Westside Community Park Committee recently received a donation in the amount of $65, 022.78 from the Trust of McIntire. This very generous donation will be put to use soon to fund the construction of 600 feet of curb, gutter and sidewalk along the eastern edge of the parking lot at the Jane Barnes Field. This will enhance the walking trail and increase the safety of players on the field by adding a curb to help prevent vehicles from accidentally driving down the embankment and onto the field.
Mike Conser, Conser Land Surveying, is donate the survey work for this project.
Construction will be done by RB Peters.
The Committee’s meeting normally held the first Wednesday of the month will be held on the second Wednesday in October. That date is October 9.
We appreciate all of the sponsors which helped to make the 10th Annual Grillin’ on the Green a success. Please click here to see the entire list.
Read about the upcoming Grillin’ on the Green in the Lake County News. By clicking here.
The date of the July meeting of the Committee has been changed to Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The agenda will be posted in advance here on our website.