News and Tribune

Clark County

March 4, 2013

Ice rink cost Jeffersonville $75K

Changes presented for other parks programs

(Continued)

JEFFERSONVILLE —

Julius explained that a large portion of the costs involved were the labor in transporting trees — which can weigh up to a ton — to the rink and planting them in temporary planting beds. That cost also included stringing up decorative lights on the trees and above the skating rink.

Julius provided the cost outline for Walnut Ridge’s expenses to the News and Tribune. 

According to the report, the total cost to complete the landscaping was more than $14,900, with $6,500 of the cost for labor. The difference in the amount billed and the total cost to Walnut Ridge was donated to the city.

The value of the plants used was nearly $13,400, according to the report.

“What we want it to look like in the evening is for it to look like you’re walking through [a] park,” he said of the atmosphere created.

As far as the purpose of the rink and the loss incurred by the city, Julius said he would continue to support the project as long as the community supports it.

“I think it’s a successful project,” he said. “That’s a true quality-of-life issue. It brings a lot of people to the downtown which we wanted it to do from the beginning.”

Jay Ellis, executive director of Jeffersonville Main Street Inc., said businesses downtown did get a boost from the ice skating rink.

“It may not be immediately quantifiable, but it does create an impact to downtown businesses,” he said. “It’s more than just an economic impact — it’s really a cultural asset for Jeffersonville.”

And for the businesses, even if the draw of the rink does not translate into a direct sale, Ellis said they are still being exposed to a new market and a new customer that may otherwise not have come to the area.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

LOCAL MAGAZINES
Easter 2014 photos


Click on any photo to purchase it.

LOCAL STATISTICS
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
2013 Photos of the year


Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.