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t O w at Cedar Creek State Park proved large enough to hold Education classes from Burnsville Elementary School. carpeting at miniature golf course, Cedar Creek until repairs are made. tap. Slack discloses income sources move. Rep. John out his income Utspection of all. the 1975 tax Democrat 0 m addition to his of $42.500 last Slack's outside mterest; $1,496. explain- Publishing the he has been for not making "'This was not due to an unwillingness on my part." Slack said in a floor speech, "but rather because demands for such information always seemed to arise out of vague or untrue charges by a political opponent during a campaign, or surface from high-pressure tactics promoted by some special interest group which had appointed itself the "conscience' of Congress." Slack paid total federal income tax of $10,880 and West Virginia income tax amounting to $1.489. "'We'll have water flowing into the pond by the end of the summer." That promise of pond restoration. made by I.D. Brackenrich. chief of the Division of Planning and Development. is one of several new developments "under consideration'" at Cedar Creek State Park. As a result of increasing interest. state officials have leaned towards applying resources and manpower to undertaking several projects long promised to area residents, according to Carl Richards, superintendent at Cedar Creek State Park. Area residents have complained long and hard about delays in park development, citing a $265.000 capital improvement appropriation made available in June. 1973, of which only $15,000 was spent on a recently completed picnic shelter. In a recent series of memos. Richards reported to Kermit McKeev- er. chief of the Division of Parks and Recreation, that long-promised pro- jects needed immediate attention. He cited the miniature golf course. presently closed due to playing surface deficiencies, pond restoration and re-design of the park's water system. McKeever contacted Brackenric~: and the cycle came full circle when the planning chief visited the park recently with a surveying team. Before he arrived, he wrote to Richards on May 23 promising consideration of re-paving the miniature golf course walkway and re-carpeting the course itself. The original walkway composed of red bark, which has long since vanished. The course carpeting has worked loose and. in some areas, is missing. Z Requests tot course inq)rov,:nlunls were first made three years ag., Richards said. Brackenrich Dis0 promised to construct a permanent water supply for the three park ponds. which have been leaking for several years. The plan is to construct a l~tn~t high earthen dam behind Richard's home. creating a water source pond from Two Run which would then be gravity-fed by pipe to the existing ponds. The suggestion for this water source project was made by Richards. He proposed it to state officials when it was learned that synthetic sealing of the pond floors would not be a practical solution to keep the water level from shrinking, according to Richards. A survey team from Brackenrich's office has already marked off the proposed site for the dam and pipeline. Richards suggested tapping the water supply from Two Run because its 200-acres of drainage would provide water to the ponds all year. Brackenrich also told Richards in a memo that the park's water system is under re-design. The water system has been inadequate to meet the needs of park visitors for several years. The recent series of memos capped a 10ng effort by Richards and concerned citizens to expedite improvements long-promised by state officials, Of the quarter of a million dollars in capita] improvements released by Gov. Arch Moore two years ago. only $15,(}00 has been spent for a new picnic Shelter. Other items budgeted for improvement: construction of a II . J I[ Have Fun At The Wood Festival DEPARTHENT STOR We're "On The Square'" IlL III tune 5, 1975 Ihe (,hm~ilh l)em