TOWN OF OREGON PARK COMMITTEE
Monday June 13, 2011 @6:30pm
Present: Janine Jensen, Mark Brylski, Steve Root
Also present: Chris Johnson, Tom Richards, Eagle Scout Candidate from Troop 168 and his brother Sam.
The meeting was called to order by Steve Root.
The minutes from the previous meeting were read. Minutes were approved as read.
Tom presented his proposed Eagle Scout project which would be to create a new trail within the Town Park. He has walked the site with Steve Root, who provided Tom with aerial photos of the park. Tom has located an area where the new trail could be laid out. The proposed trail would dissect the existing trail loop. Steve believes this would constitute a good Eagle Scout project. The proposed length of the trail would be about 225 feet. The proposed trail would include several curves and would be created for use by hikers and/or cross-country skiers. This trail would initially be marked with flags before final approval. Tom would like to begin the project before school begins in the fall. Tom will make a formal proposal and paper filing with the Scout office. Mark moved to accept the initial proposal with final acceptance after receiving a cost figure and walk through. Steve seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Steve informed the committee that Bob & Mary Byrne have approached the Town because they would like to create a memorial for Harold Byrne, former Town Chairperson. They would like to plant a large linden tree in the Town Park and place a bench and plaque in the park in his memory. The family will be doing the work and will make certain the tree is watered. The Town Board approved the proposal and the Park committee agreed. The date of this work is unknown at this time.
The picnic table in the Town Park has been moved back in place and it needs to be re-secured. It needs to be re-sanded to remove some graffiti. There is also a skate board ramp in the park, but it has been removed. Also, one tree has been vandalized. Chris Shrader will look into replacing the tree. All other trees are doing fine.
The next meeting will be Monday, July 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm.
Mark moved to adjourn and Steve seconded the motion. Motion carried.