New picnic shelter considered for Williamsburg Community Park

Williamsburg Council members are looking into the possibility generating additional revenue for the village of by adding an additional park shelter in the Williamsburg Community Park.

The current shelter generates about $1,800 each year. According to council woman Terri Ousley, chairperson of the park committee, the village must turn down requests for the current shelter because it is always full. The revenue lost ranges anywhere from $500 to $600.

“Revenue from the shelter is currently up from what is was last year,” said Patti Bates, village administrator. The cost to rent the shelter for the entire day is $50. “I already had to turn a gentleman down today because the date he wanted was already taken. Most people want the shelter on weekends for family gatherings and events. Weekdays are usually wide open.”