Galva Park District Superintendent Lou Patty reported at Wednesday’s (March 14) board meeting that he has been draining the pool and getting it ready for the installation of a new pool liner.

Galva Park District Superintendent Lou Patty reported at Wednesday’s (March 14) board meeting that he has been draining the pool and getting it ready for the installation of a new pool liner.

Board member Dougie Anderson spoke with Greg Thompson, superintendent of the Galva Water Department, about switching the chlorine from gas to liquid hypochlorite.  

The Park District will need two metering pumps and two tanks in order to make the switch. Thompson recommended Jake Hawk to install the system. Patty will check with Hawk in regards to getting the Galva system installed.

In other board business:

n The first baseball game was held at the Galva Park District on March 14. The Park District will send the school an invoice for $900 to cover the fee for the use of the fields.

n The Park District has its older truck for sale. If anyone is interested, get in touch with one of the board members.

It was reported that Brett Rawlings was interested in the truck, and would shingle the garage roof in exchange for the vehicle. 

Patty noted that Tyler Glaser already offered to provide his help in shingling the garage at no cost to the Park District.

n Board members Laura Nordstrom and Katie Laurin-Hopping are working on the 2018 pool pamphlets.

n Pool manager Amanda DeValkenaere attended the meeting to discuss some possible changes for the 2018 season. 

Pool hours are now from 12:30 to 7 p.m. If at 6 p.m. there are less than 10 people, the pool will close  

Admission is now a $3 flat rate for all ages (0-1 year is no charge). There will be a punch card for water aerobics this year and it’s now available for purchase.

There will be an ad in the Galva News advertising the April special for membership.

n The Illinois Power Agency has provided some additional guidance regarding  how the Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) will be computed. 

The analysis now includes three separate pass/fail tests to ensure the maximum amount of REC payments.  The board had voted to install solar panels to operate the pool.

n Board member Laura Nordstrom was absent from the meeting.