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Jun 22, 2009



Monday June 22, 2009 @ 6:30PM

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

The meeting was called to order by Steve Root.

The reading of the minutes from the previous meeting was tabled until the next meeting.

Chris Shrader, Eagle Scout candidate contacted Steve and indicated that he was not prepared to make a presentation. He requested to be placed on the July agenda.

Steve presented to the Town Board a proposal for a tree cutting permit. The Town Board tabled the issue because of the liability issue. The insurance agent for the township recommended against the practice. Discussion followed about the possibility of the individuals signing a waiver of liability. Bob will contact the insurance agent to discuss the waiver possibility.

Another Eagle Scout candidate has indicated some interest in a possible project building something. Steve presented him with several options.

Steve will get a quote in the near future from Nikolas Professional Tree & Shrub Care for work to be done in the fall in Ravenoaks Park. On a related note, Steve reported that the newly planted trees in Ravenoaks are doing quite well.

Steve and Kathy Esch have removed all protective guards from the trees in the Town Park. Kathy informed Steve that she is aware of an individual who has received a grant to do a fall tree planting session and she is interested in doing work in perhaps the Town Park. Steve will invite them to attend the next meeting. Discussion turned to the prairie section in the Town Park and whether the committee wanted to keep it as a prairie, or perhaps do something else with it. The committee felt this might be an area to plant some additional trees. Mark suggested that the committee might want to do some quick survey of the neighbors to gather their input. It was reported that the mowing in the park is going well and that there haven't been any recent reports of vandalism.

The next meeting will be Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 6:30pm. It is anticipated that Kathy Esch and guest and possibly 2 Eagle Scout candidates will attend.

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

Respectfully submitted, Janine Jensen

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