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Jun 01, 2009


Monday June 1, 2009 @ 6:30PM

Present: Steve Root, Janine Jensen, Mark Brylski, Bob Johnson
Also present: Tom Niebauer, Chris Shrader, Tim LeBrun, Paul Morrison, Mark Miller

The meeting was called to order by Steve Root.

The minutes from the previous meeting were read. Bob made the motion to approve. Mark seconded. Motion carried.

Chris Shrader, Eagle Scout candidate, made a presentation on his proposal to improve Della Street neighborhood park. He is proposing to replace the existing swing set which is quite old, install a balance beam, climbing structure, trash bins and 2 picnic tables. The proposed new swing set would be a heavy-duty 3-way swing set costing approximately $1700 for galvanized steel. Seats are sold separately: $66 for regular and $299/two for infant seats. The new climbing structure would replace the existing monkey bars. The seven-panel structure would cost approximately $11,000. The new balance beam would cost $632. The proposed picnic tables would include one that would meet ADA requirements. The cost of the tables would be about $950 each. A proposed bike rack would be $495, triple receptacle trash bin would cost $1295, and a grill would cost $208. Necessary wood chips and miscellaneous supplies would be an additional $1750, for an estimated total cost of $19, 198. The proposed timeline includes removal of old equipment in July and have the new equipment installed by October. The committee requested a hardcopy of the proposal for review. Mark Brylski suggested that a drawing of proposed locations might assist the committee with a decision. Chris indicated that he had not done a survey of the neighborhood. Steve emphasized how crucial this step is for the process. The immediate neighbors need to have a say in what they would like to see happen with the park. Bob suggested that depending on what the survey indicates, the installation of equipment may need to happen in phases. It was also recommended to Chris to check into possible landscaping that might need to be added to the list. A couple of suggestions for Chris included: looking into possibly limiting equipment to come from one company to get a possible discount; look at local assistance, such as architectural assistance. It was decided that the scout and his leaders will attempt to narrow the focus of the project down just a bit. The scout will return at the next meeting to give an update.

Mr. Morrison appeared before the committee to discuss the new proposed permit procedure for removing trees within the parks. Mr. Morrison is interested in removing trees for lumber and not for firewood. There are a couple of downed cherry trees within the Town Park that he would be interested in removing. The committee discussed the language needed on the permit, to list who the party is, what they are planning on doing with the wood and when they plan on doing the work, and how they plan on removing the trees. Steve volunteered to create a draft permit for review by the committee. Mark emphasized that some wood needs to remain for habitat.

The committee has received confirmation from the DNR that the extension until December 31, 2009 has been granted for work in the Town Park.

The other Eagle Scout candidate has purchased the lumber for the benches. He will be making a presentation to the committee. The total cost of the cedar for the benches was $432.93.

The striping in the Town Park has been completed and the job went very well. The ordinance sign is being repaired and will be re-installed soon. It seems that the utility work being done on Glenway Road has created a small problem. Three posts were hit and are now leaning. The Town crew has indicated that they can fix them.

All of the newly planted trees are doing well. There needs to be some Round-Up sprayed around the playground equipment in Kennedy Park.

The next meeting will be Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 6:30pm.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Janine Jensen

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