Penn Valley park troubled |

Penn Valley park troubled

Penn Valley’s Western Gateway Park is endangered by fiscal problems and a district board that has not followed proper government procedures, according to Supervisor Hank Weston.

The supervisor said he has put together a team of people from the county government to advise the board at a meeting later this week.

“They have personnel issues, poor bookkeeping practices, the lawn’s dying, and it just goes one and on,” said the supervisor, who represents the area.

Weston said he has tried for eight months to get the park district board to follow proper personnel and fiscal procedures to no avail.

“The county owns the land and could cancel the lease and close the gates, but who gets hurt? The public,” Weston said. “It’s a gem, we can’t do that.”

For the full story, see Tuesday’s edition of The Union.

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