|County purchases local bowling alley|
|Written by Darci Tomky|
Taking advantage of a rare opportunity to aquire land near the courthouse, Phillips County purchased Scormor Lanes, reported commissioners at their June 29 meeting.
The bowling alley and property at 219 S. Campbell, just east of the courthouse, was purchased from Bob Thompson for $65,000.
County administrator Randy Schafer cautioned that nothing may happen for a while. The county is running out of room to store records in the courthouse, so they may use the property for storage. They are also thinking about creating more parking spaces for county vehicles as well as for extra parking on court dates.
Also this month, the county purchased a skid steer loader and ATV from City of Blackhawk for $4,200.
The commissioners approved the installation of an air conditioner in the east lobby of the courthouse for $2,200.
Phillips County is gearing up for the Homesteaders Park grand opening Sunday, July 15 to celebrate the new playground, turf field, disc golf course and enhancement project. They said all that’s left on the enhancement project is to put in sod and a sprinkler system.
The county has also completed work on a handicap ramp at the fairgrounds grandstand.
In the month of June, Dana Neugebauer resigned from her position in the county administration office, which will be filled by Laura Schroetlin who also worked in the administration office. Jay John, maintenance supervisor for the county fairgrounds and resource center, resigned and will be replaced by Brian Adams. Harlan Hightower was hired for the road and bridge department in District 1.
Schafer recently attended Northeast Colorado’s Rural Philanthropy Days and said it had some very beneficial and informative sessions.
Holyoke Enterprise June 5, 2012