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4B to help fund sewer gravity line to assist clinic

Iowa Park 4B Community Development board members voted to contribute $41,000 toward the cost of the Electra Hospital District’s Iowa Park Clinic gravity sewer line, during their regular meeting Tuesday evening.

City Manager Mike Price explained to the board that the clinic project is running over the original estimated cost of $1.2 million to over $2 million and would appreciate any help they can get to help off-set the cost.

Board members also voted to contribute $17,800 toward a park’s department project that will create a soccer complex at Rotary Park.

Iowa Park’s Park and Recreation Director Robbie Mathews explained two professional grade soccer goals were placed at Rotary Park as part of Maddison Yandell’s FFA project a couple of years ago. He said that opened the idea of moving the soccer practice fields from Lake Gordon to Rotary Park and enhancing it. The current practice field does not provide a place to sit and is really a wide open field with a couple of goals, according to Matthews.

The soccer practice field he proposed would include a covered drinking fountain, covered back to back benches, new trash receptacles, two nine foot goals with nets, two 18-foot goals with nets and plenty of parking space. There is already a covered pavilion at the park.

Mathews said the idea is to create a little bit of individuality to each park throughout the community.

The man power for the project will be provided by the parks department, public works and public utilities.