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Foster: Things ‘going fine’ with water park’s first month

Mayor Noel Foster updated the White Hall City Council on Monday on Crenshaw Springs Water Park, which opened in June.

The park is attracting people, although a recent spate of cooler days has caused a slight downturn in attendance, he said.

“Everything is going fine at Crenshaw Springs Water Park,” Foster said.

The $2.7 million municipally owned park held its grand opening June 21. It holds 500,000 gallons of water.

The aquatic center is a part of a larger project the city has undertaken. Construction is still underway on a new community center building, which Foster has said previously is set to be completed in December or January.

Funding for the aquatic center and community center projects came from a $4 million bond issue and other money the city has saved over time.

In other business, the council approved the monthly financial statements.

The total year-to-date assets totalled $5,460,879.49 as of June 30, according to figures presented by City Clerk/Treasurer Ellen Welch. Foster and the city council accepted the financial report without discussion.

The larger assets included $5,938,807.06 in the sewer system, $5,499,241.43 in the water system, $1,950,000 cash in a savings account, $550,000 in general certificates of deposit, $300,000 in retirement certificates of deposit, $229,117.65 in a checking account and $213,864.44 in another savings account, according to the financial report.

The larger liabilities included $2,335,000 in Series 2013 bonds and $43,910.55 in accounts payable, according to the financial report.