Memorial to be added to golf course

To the left of the roses that Susan Sperr loved and helped plant, Echo plans to add a place for visitors to sit and enjoy the view in a gazebo that will dedicated to Sperr in memory of care and hours she spent at the golf course.

By Jessica Smith

Staff writer

ECHO — The Echo City Council approved plans to build a memorial dedicated to Susan Sperr, at their meeting Tuesday night.

Sperr, born in London, lived in Echo for years, owned the Echo Tavern, and was deeply involved in the Echo Hills Golf Course.

"I looked up to Sue," said City Administrator Diane Berry. "She instilled in me the fact that the city could improve and expand, and not just remain idle. She was responsible for the city contracting with the county for police protection and helped ramrod the new water system.

"(But) her first love was the golf course."

The planned memorial will be located at the golf course, said Berry, and explained to city council members that current plans include a iron gazebo and a rock fountain somewhere between the first and fifth tees.

Berry added that Sperr was instrumental in developing the golf course to where it is today.

Monetary donations are still being accepted towards this project.

In other business the council:

? discussed police reports, which included work towards code enforcement.

? discussed continual efforts to deal with public nuisances.

? discussed public work projects, which included progress toward completion of repairs to the water system. The councilors learned that the repairs are done, and the well could be turned back on within the next few days.

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