County Fair Association OKs budgetStark County Fair Association members approved a 2010 budget of $104,700 at their monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
By: Ashley Martin, The Dickinson Press
Stark County Fair Association members approved a 2010 budget of $104,700 at their monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
Frank Klein, board member, said the 2009 budget was $102,676.
The board also decided to pursue Interstate Engineering to survey and stake out 56 acres of land west of Dickinson which is being developed into a fair complex.
The groundbreaking was July 1 and Fair Association members hope to have an outdoor arena constructed by fall.
Chairman Kurt Froelich said Interstate Engineering estimated the project would cost between $800 and $2,000.
“The majority of the money is in the computer work,” Froelich said, adding the company could use a scaled illustration of the proposed complex and plug it into a GPS program to stake out the facility. However, Froelich said it is unclear if, or when, Interstate would do the project, since he needed board approval to move forward.
Klein was the only board member opposed to the decision.
“I’m in favor of $800 to $2,000,” he said. “I’ve got no problem with that. I just think that they should have set limits.”
He said he is worried the price may go up if a limit is not set.
Others said a limit would be a hindrance.
In other matters, the association appointed Lincoln Holz of Dickinson to fill a board position which opened when Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig retired.
“I’ve lived in Stark County all of my life and I feel that it’s time to possibly give back,” Holz said.