South Jacksonville gazebo project receives good news

By Ryne Turke on October 3, 2015 at 6:03am

South Jacksonville trustees appointed a pair of individuals to positions in the village during Thursday’s monthly meeting.

In unanimous fashion, trustees approved Samantha Riley as the part-time payable/receivables clerk. Riley will begin that position on Monday.

Current South Jacksonville Water and Sewer Clerk Kathy Culpepper will take over as administrative assistant to help with payroll. Culpepper was also named an additional FOIA officer for the village. Culpepper will start those positions on Friday.

Construction plans for the gazebo in Godfrey Park took a turn in the right direction. Village President Steve Waltrip fills in the details.

“We would like to get it wrapped up before the end of October.  We don’t have time to do it. We had two thoughts, one of them being to hire a contractor. We had a couple bids that came in that were off the wall,” says Waltrip.

“Stacey Pinkerton, one of our trustees, talked with some independent people who said they would do it for free. Why wouldn’t we entertain that motion? They are license and bonded contractors. John Green knows both of them and they are well qualified to do it.”

In other news from the meeting, Concert in the Cornfield co-chair Kevin Eckhoff noted the estimated attendance for the concert was around 1,400 people. Revenue details about the celebration will be released during the November meeting.