problem for Tyson Memorial Sports Complex resolved
Parking for the Tyson Memorial Sports Complex was discussed at the
Versailles Town Council regular meeting on Thursday, June 10. According
to park board member Don Tankersley, there has been additional parking
areas completed providing ample parking for the complex. Tankersley
apologized to the neighboring homeowners for the parking problems
over the past few weeks since the sports complex opened.
A request for an additional shelter building was approved. Tankersley
noted that the park board would like to name the individual ball
fields after Roscoe Lefty Sutherlin, William Gus Moorhead,
and Bill Pangburn.
Dan Goris requested the town consider applying for grant money to
pay for the installation of street lights in the Harvest Ridge Subdivision.
According to council president John Holzer, the town will apply
to the Tyson Fund and to the Rising Sun Regional Foundation.
Versailles Fire Department Chief Ben Sieverding announced that open
house for the new fire station in the industrial park would be Saturday,
June 19. He also requested the council consider raising the fire
contract to $22,000 for the 2011 budget.
Jennifer Sturgeon of Horse Feathers introduced her plans for a facility
that would specialize in equine assisted therapy for disabled people.
According to Sturgeon, Horse Feathers would provide physical, occupational,
and speech therapy for the disabled.
The facility will house an arena, office space, banquet hall, and
industrial kitchen. In addition to therapy, the organization will
provide job training, classrooms, and areas for supervised visitations
for parents and children.
Plans will include a working farm with gardens and animals providing
important life skills for children. Sturgeon hopes to begin construction
soon and requested support from the town and the community.
All council members were in attendance. The next meeting will be
held on Thursday, July 8 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Versailles Town