By JAN LARSON McLAUGHLIN

BG Independent News

 

Wood County Park District’s board approved eight projects last week to spruce up the parks – including one taking aim at the new archery range. The bids on all eight projects came in at or below the estimated costs.

Among the projects approved was archery range construction costing $9,973, awarded to K&K Construction, of Weston.

Wood County Park District Director Neil Munger said there is a lot of community interest in the “long-awaited” archery range located on Linwood Road behind the county historical center. The project approved Tuesday is a concrete slab floor for the shelter where archers will stand when they shoot at targets.

The entire archery range project is estimated at $46,500. Besides the 76-foot concrete slab, the rest of the project will be done in-house by park district staff.

The 10-lane range is expected to be done in July or the beginning of August. An Eagle Scout candidate is building targets to be placed in different length lanes.

Following is a list of the other projects approved:

In other business, the park district board: