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Peter elected parks board president

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By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

CANNELTON – For the first time in four years the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board of directors has a new president.
Dan Peter was elected to that office for 2011 by board members Monday. He succeeds Edd Ransom, who served as president the last four years but has retired from the board.

Gale Garner was elected vice president, succeeding Peter, and Rick Newton was re-elected secretary.

In other business:

• The board voted to purchase a 30-gallon sprayer that can be used in the bed of a mule utility vehicle the board recently purchased.
County recreation director Adam Tempel told the board he had been pricing sprayers and could buy one for about $160 from Orscheln Farm & Home Supply.

• Tempel said he plans to get rid of some brush at Eagles Bluff Park that was cleaned from the main trails but is still visible in the woods.
He said some of it could be chopped into smaller pieces for firewood. Peter suggested the firewood could be given to an area family that could use it, as was done once before.

• Tempel noted that picnic tables are needed for the new shelter house at Wilkerson County Park in Rome.
Peter said two picnic tables at Eagles Bluff that aren’t under the shelter houses there could be moved to Rome.

 • Tempel reported that Mike Simon had planned to begin work on a restroom building at Mulzer Park in Derby earlier in the week “but the weather didn’t cooperate.”

Peter noted that the concrete tanks for the restrooms are already on site, ready to be installed when the weather improves.

• Posts are in for trail-head signs for the walking trails at Eagles Bluff, Tempel said.

He also said the Indiana Department of Transportation has agreed to erect a new sign directing visitors to the Electra airplane crash site near Millstone.

The previous sign recently blew down and got bent up in the process.