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Jan 05, 2009


Monday January 5, 2009 @ 6:30PM

Present: Steve Root, Janine Jensen, Mark Brylski, Bob Johnson, Raandi Schmidt

The meeting was called to order by Steve Root.

The minutes from the previous meeting were read. Motion made to approve. Motion carried.

Dan Smeaton has presented his Eagle Scout project to the Town Board

Steve reported that he sent a letter to the DNR requesting a six-month extension for completing the Town Park. He has received a reply granting the extension of work until June 30, 2009 and this will allow for submission of the final report by December, 2009. There is the possibility of yet one additional Eagle Scout project before June 30th.

The oak tree cutting in the Town Park by Nikolas Professional Tree & Shrub Care has not yet been completed. The plan is for them to get back into the woods by late February or early March. Steve is also going to request that they evaluate the trees in the Bicentennial Park, and perhaps have them do some work there also.

Kathy Esch has contacted Steve and is interested in doing another tree planting session somewhere in the Town of Oregon. The committee discussed the possible need for additional trees in several of the parks within the township. Steve will find out from Kathy as to what size of project she is contemplating. The committee felt that Kennedy, Della and Ravenoaks parks could all benefit from some small number of trees being planted.

Steve presented a report by Town Constable Gary Wackett about the number of calls made to the Town Park for 2008. The total number was 238 park checks which is somewhat reduced from previous years. Before any conclusions can be made from that number, the committee will need to compare several years to see if the actions being taken to curb unwanted activity in the park. The committee will review 2009 numbers at this time next year. Steve indicated that there will need to be more wood chips added around the playground equipment. This could possibly be yet another Eagle Scout project.

The next meeting will be February 2, 2009 @ 6:30pm.

Raandi moved to adjourn and Mark seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Janine Jensen

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