Alamo Town Board chairman Vern Holaday said vandalism to the children’s park in Yoppsville has cost the town upwards of $5,000 over the past year.
Recently, vandals also cracked a window at the concession stand at the Pahranagat Valley High School softball field. Bathroom doors were kicked in and dented, soap dispensers torn off the walls and toilet paper strung about.
In addition, the drains at the splash pad were plugged with “gravel, rocks, dirt and pine needles.”
Holaday said the sheriff’s office has learned the identity of the juveniles responsible for some of the vandalism. “The parents of the juvenile who broke the window agreed to have it repaired, but nobody has yet admitted to kicking the doors in and trashing the bathrooms.”
Other possible vandalism penalties are being reviewed.
“This has happened more than once,” Holaday said. “We have had to replace both bathroom doors there, had to do a lot of plumbing work because the sinks and toilets were filled up with dirt, had to install an air hand dryer rather than paper towel dispensers because the toilets were being filled up with paper, among other things.”
In other town board news, board member Summer Mastin has been appointed to be in charge of recruiting volunteers for the Alamo Fourth of July committee for 2022. If interested, call her at (775) 368-3261.
Also, Holaday said he intended to find out who made the memorial signs that line the roadway between the softball and baseball fields.
He said it was the late Angie Wright’s project but did not get passed on to another board member after her death.
Apparently, the board has been contacted by people who had purchased a sign as a memorial for a family member(s), and it has not been installed.