Whitehall city council hears update on Larson Park project
The Whitehall city council heard an update on fundraising efforts for improvements to be made at Col. Larson Park.
Project organizer Chasity Huismann has set up a Facebook page with information on the renovation project. Current donations total roughly $1,300, set aside in a specific account administered by the city council. Expenses for the project will be reimbursed by the fund based on receipts.
The project is being privately conducted with the council’s approval. According to the Facebook page, the project is “to refresh the park’s playground in order to contribute to the park amenities, and provide a safe, inclusive and engaging place for the children of the Whitehall area to learn, play and socialize.”
More than $1,000 of the money raised came from a 50/50 raffle held during the Beef and Dairy Days parade.
The council tabled the final payment for the Hobson Street project. Haas Sons had not submitted the final pay request for the project prior to the meeting so the matter was tabled until the next meeting. The roadwork is already completed.
The council met briefly in closed session to discuss potential property acquisition, but no action was taken.
The agent for Kwik Trip’s Class A retail license was changed due to a change in manager at the location.
The next meeting will be October 18, 6 p.m. at the fire station.