Lakeview Village Council hired a park manager for Emil Davis Park Monday following three tense votes cast during a regular meeting.
Indian Lake-area resident Lou Ross was extended an independent park management agreement to run the park through Dec. 31.
Mr. Ross must pay the village $2,000 by July 1 to run the park, but would be permitted to keep all funds raised through concessions and sale of “non-objectionable” advertising. Costs including electricity, trash removal, water and sewer are also the responsibility of the park manager.
He’s required to attain all applicable concession permits and licenses, and must maintain and prep the ball diamonds prior to each game, per the agreement.
Council has spent most of the winter looking to find a new manager to replace former manager Eric Shroyer, who’s previously cared for the park for multiple decades.
Mr. Ross and Terry Brentlinger — who also serves on council — were the final two applicants considered for the position, and initially council voted no on each candidate.
See Tuesday's Examiner for more from Lakeview Village Council.