Staff Writer

Mayor Steve Wobler of Payne has proposed that Payne Elementary donate the property across from the school with the baseball field to the Village of Payne.

At the School Board meeting on Jan. 13, Wobler proposed that if the baseball field was donated to the village it would be used for baseball and that soccer nets would be added. The Village also plans to upgrade the bathrooms and eventually put in a paved path for walking.

Eventually, the village intends for the property to become a community park.

If the property was donated, the school would have the priority for use. In the event that the village no longer wanted the property the school has the priority to take it back.

Wobler would like feedback from Payne residents on the issue. Please call 419-263-2514 x. 4 to give your feedback.