Delaney sees profitable year

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Delaney Creek Park netted a six-figure profit during 2016.

The report was made during the Tuesday, Jan. 17, meeting of the Washington County Parks & Recreation Board meeting.

Park Manager John Burlington told the board that the park netted about $107,817 for the year.

People are already booking sites and several weddings are scheduled. Burlington said hunters continue to use the park, estimating that the park earns roughly $35,000 a year from rentals by hunters.

Since it was the board’s first meeting of 2017, a vote was held to retain all officers, with Rodney Coats as president, Lester Sowder as vice president and Scott Vannoy as secretary. The board also voted to continue to retain Ryan Bower as the park board’s attorney and to continue to meet at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

The board increased the rate charged to campers who keep refrigerators or freezers outside their campers from $10 to $15 monthly. Burlington said he did a survey once and estimated that the appliances can use up to $25 monthly in electricity, with usage spiking on hot summer days.

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