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October 16, 2013

Dobbs House set to be demolished

Goal is to make area a trailhead

TERRE HAUTE — The Dobbs House located in Dobbs Park is expected to be demolished later this year, parks superintendent Eddie Bird told the parks board Tuesday.

For five years, that has served as Bird’s home.

“It’s really old and has been there a long time. It’s time for it to go,” he said after the meeting. “A lot of times I was afraid I was going to fall through the floor, that’s how bad it was getting.”

The city department of redevelopment will seek bids for the demolition.

Appliances inside the house will be salvaged for other parks department uses.

Once the house is gone, the long-term plan is “to make that area a trailhead, where people can pull in and park and hop on the trail from there and ride their bike or go jogging,” Bird said.

In other matters, the board approved an agreement with Aerial Arts Fireworks for $24,000 to put on the July 4 fireworks show next year. The city has worked with them for the past few years, Bird said.

“They do an outstanding job,” he said, and he’s received a lot of praise for this year’s fireworks display.

“They are awesome to work with,” he said.

The board also approved a job description for an assistant parks superintendent.

Rita Coleman-Alsop, director of marketing/special events, will retire next year and work part-time, three days a week. The city will then hire an assistant superintendent; the position will pay up to $50,000.

The board also acted on a 2014 golf fee schedule.

The board did not discuss a proposal by the Vigo County School Corp. to locate a swimming facility at Voorhees Park.

 

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