Joy thanked Jackie and Bill Mertton, Jillian
Louie Siqueido and grant writer Barbara Beverly.
In the audience, Phyllis DeMartini questioned paying prevailing wage. Joy explained volunteer work may work as a share of cost. Under question of matching funds, Joy answered, “We’re working on it.”
Jackie Mertton added to the discussion giving “good news.” She told of a credit on the timeline up to a certian percentage; $20,000 for volunteer excavation work.
Robert DeMartini called it a “daunting task.”
Joy stated the new modular type shell alone would be $30,000; adding electrical, doors, sprinklers would total $150,000, leaving $78,000 for equipment. Joy called it having, “services for every age group.”
Jackie wanted to see what else the community would like to see and asked, “Can we dream now?” A water park, pickleball, a flexible floor, an outdoor Frisbee course, a use for dances and weddings were all mentioned.
Phyllis brought up a lack of interest due to video games and a lack of parent involvement. She wanted to make sure the project would not pull the City into debt and to sustain its upkeep.
Joy told of the need for solar for the project and at the wastewater plant.
Jackie stated Seniors would use the building with handicap access, along with pre-Kindergarten. The concept was to stick to the building concept and make additions with donations, to be added later.
THE FORMER LOYALTON MOBILE HOME PARK PROPERTY is “looking positive,” according to new owner Doug Lawlor of Sierra Brooks. He explained they are waiting on an insurable title with October 12th the end of a 60-day wait. He called it a “long road,” and hopefully are “at the end of it.” He’s hoping to get in to clean before it gets wet again. In talking to Loyalton’s Assistant Fire Chief Robert DeMartini, he acknowledged the fire hazard is the big thing.