Syracuse Park Foundation met briefly to receive an update on the Harold Schrock Athletic Complex during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
Chad Jonsson, superintendent of parks and executive director of the foundation, reported the Wawasee Kiwanis Club held a work day a few weeks ago. Flooring on the second floor of the concession stand was installed and most of the wiring for both the concession stand and maintenance building is almost complete.
NIPSCO has turned power on at the maintenance building. The complex is ready for three-phase power to be turned on and a meter installed.
Gabe Ritter is installing the water and sewer. A sewer pump has been installed to help force sewage to the main. Outside fence has been installed on one field.
The football field has been squared and goal posts set. Plans are currently in place to have a pee wee football game at the field Oct. 13. Jonsson stressed this is not a grand opening or dedication, but more of a preview of the field.
Score boards have been ordered and will come with an additional sponsor panel. Several fields will be named after people who have contributed large amounts of time to the project.
Jonsson encouraged board members to check out the work being done at the complex. Each building will have public restrooms. Jonsson said the proposed plan is to have restrooms open in the maintenance building during the week and the restrooms in the concession stand open during the weekends.
Board member Mike Buhrt asked if a dual pump system was needed for the sewage pump since maintenance on the pump will be required in the future. Jonsson explained the pump is designed to handle more than what is anticipated the complex will need.
In the financial report, treasurer Donn Baird reported there is a lot going on not only at the complex but as far as collecting and spending money on the complex. Approximately $77,565 was spent in July on the complex. Baird also noted $244,465 has been raised for the complex and $134,264.90 has been spent on its development.
In addition to the complex, the trail project has about $55,000.
Amy Rensberger, vice president, asked about expenditures for the community center or any other projects. Jonsson said no, since the refurbishment is done.