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Fitness upgrades being planned for park

Ladies League offers proposal to add fitness equipment or trail

LOSTANT — While plans are not yet cemented, the park in Lostant could receive a fitness trail or equipment.

The proposal was presented to the Lostant Village Board on Monday by Doneida Larsen of the Lostant Ladies League, who said the plans had not been entirely drawn up yet.

However, Larsen described two options, one which involves only the addition of fitness apparatus around the park, and another which also includes a walking trail upon which these structures could be situated. She expects the first option is the more likely.

Of the structures, Larsen described the possibility as “some made from timber, some from metal — all professionally made, of course.”

While placements have not been decided upon, Larsen indicated the structures would not dominate the park.

“We still want to use the park for things. We don’t want to fill up all the space,” she said.

Before final decisions can proceed, the village has opted to look into whether the proposal could present liability issues, but the idea was well received by the board.

Water meter upgrades

Lostant leaders are looking to upgrade the village’s aging water meters, which have reached the point of obsolescence. New meters might be rolled out for the entire village.

The German-made radio-read meter can be read from a distance using Android devices, which would allow the entire village to be read and numbers input in a hassle-free short period of time, without the potential for transposition errors.

As of Monday’s meeting, the village had in its possession only one remaining obsolete meter, and that meter was already spoken for.

In other discussion, the village board is short a board member. Anybody interested in being appointed to the position is encouraged to contact Village President Jack Immel or any current board member.

There is a pile of dirt at the south end of Main Street. Immel encouraged anybody who wants some to pick some up: “Free dirt, go get it!”

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