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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 6 years ago

NEWS BRIEFS: Ballers pitch in $40k for Wigley T-ball complex


The local baseball-softball association gave the city a check for $40,000, to help build a T-ball complex, plus the city honors two residents.


City served $40,000 for T-ball complex

Doug Wigley, the commissioner of Ormond Beach Youth Baseball and Softball Association, along with the rest of the organization’s board, presented the city with a check for $40,000 toward the construction of a T-ball complex.

“It became a phenomenal public-private effort," Wigley said. "(The city) challenged us and gave us a goal, with the intention of whatever we raised, they would match.”

City honors Davis and Parkerson

The city recognized two residents at the Feb. 5 Ormond Beach City Commission meeting.

Jim “J.D.” Davis, of public works, was given his award as the city’s Employee of the Quarter.

A lifetime native, Davis began working for the city in 1974, as a laborer at the wastewater treatment plant. He currently works for the city as a supervisor of collection/reuse maintenance.

The city also presented Sue Parkerson with a plaque in appreciation for 15 years as a member of the Historical Landmark Preservation Board.

Punching the time card: Capital projects update

The milling on North Halifax Road has been completed and the base layer has been installed, City Manager Joyce Shanahan said. Final paving was set to begin this week, and would include manhole cover heights being adjusted. Additionally, the water main extension has been installed and 90% of the storm drain is complete.

There will be a brief delay, Shanahan said, in repaving a portion of Hand Avenue after construction workers encountered a clay layer approximately two feet thick.

The cost of working with the clay layer was already included, since it was discovered in corings done prior to the project.

The wastewater treatment expansion and rehab completion date has been estimated at Feb. 26, Shanahan said, about 42 days ahead of schedule.

'Lien' over: Code violations update

The city issued liens against four properties for failure to maintain the overgrowth of grass and weeds on the property.

The fines associated with the violations totaled $510, and will be recorded in the city’s general fund.

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