(Le Mars) — During Tuesday’s city council meeting, City Administrator Jason Vacura informed the council members that the construction to the Olson Cultural Events Center is now completed. Vacura told the city council members the sod and turf was put in place late Saturday afternoon. The area is still roped off and closed to the public until such time the sod and turf
have an opportunity to form roots, and the grass begins to grow. Vacura says the bricks showing the names of prominent donors are in place. The city administrator says the city is still waiting for another piece showing the donors. The Olson Cultural Events Center renovation project was funded in large part by contributions given to the Le Mars Community Betterment
Project. Vacura also announced the new skate park construction project, which will be located at O’Toole Park on the north end of Central Avenue, is scheduled to begin this week. Councilman Clark Goodchild inquired if the project should wait until after the conclusion of the Sesquicentennial and Ice Cream Days? Vacura responded by saying, the project has already been
delayed at least a week due to the wet conditions. He also said there aren’t any events associated with Ice Cream Days, or the Sesquicentennial scheduled for O’Toole Park. In another project in anticipation for Ice Cream Days and the Sesquicentennial, Vacura reported to the city council that landscaping has been completed on the front side of the airport terminal. Vacura says the city financed half the project, with Wells Enterprises assisting with the other half.