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Dec 06, 2010


Monday December 6, 2010 @6:30pm

Present: Steve Root, Janine Jensen, Mark Brylski, Bob Johnson
Also present: Chris Johnson, Max Schmidt (Eagle Scout candidate)

The meeting was called to order by Steve Root.

The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved.

Max reported to the committee that he is interested in beginning a project in Ravenoaks Park. He would like to get approval to design a hiking trail within the woods. He intends to attend the next Ravenoaks neighborhood meeting to get some idea of what the neighbors would be interested in. He would like to propose clearing a trail for walking and potentially marking locations for future benches. His project would be to lay-out the trail and then the next Eagle Scout candidate could do the actual construction. The trail will be up to 100 feet long and could potentially be marked with landscape timbers or perhaps wood that is taken when the trees are trimmed. The minimum width of the trail would be 4 feet wide, which could allow for machinery to be used to clear it and keep it clear. There are no ADA issues that need to be observed within a neighborhood park. So, some of the trail may prove to be rather steep. The layout of the trail will be after the park is surveyed, therefore, the project will most likely be completed in the early spring. There would not be much cost associated with this project. Steve suggested that Max would want to take before and after photos of the project and he also suggested that Max check out the topography maps available from Dane County. Bob moved to approve the project and Mark seconded the motion. Motion carried. Max will be contacting Steve when the survey is completed.

Steve informed the committee that a cupola of cedar is on top of the gazebo at the Town Hall. Since the original budget of $1816.88 was under spent, Garrett decided to spend the balance plus a small amount more to put some extra braces on the roof. Steve indicated to the committee that he has decided to have the plaque made and placed on the gazebo in recognition of the tremendous amount of work involved in the Garrett Frankson's Eagle Scout project. The plaque will be made of brass.

Thom Grenlie, who completed the original survey of Ravenoaks park will be doing the surveying at an approximate cost of $1200-$1500. He hopes to complete the survey in December. Steve is hoping to be there when he does the survey. The boundaries will be set and marked. Steve will then be contacting the tree service to deal with the dead trees.

The next meeting will be Monday, January 31, 2011 at 6:30 pm.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Janine Jensen

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