TOWN OF OREGON PARK COMMITTEE
Monday May 14, 2012 @6:30pm
Present: Janine Jensen, Mark Brylski, Steve Root, Bob Johnson
The meeting was called to order.
The minutes from the previous meeting were read and were approved as read.
Steve updated the committee on the progress made with the Eagle Scout project in the Hillcrest Park after the committee got the brush cleared. The concrete had been poured and the bases of the equipment were set in place. The border had been leveled and the landscape fabric was laid in place. The sand has been ordered and should be delivered on Thursday, May 17th. The equipment should then be able to be installed.
The town crew mentioned to Steve that it appears that some of the young trees in Kennedy Park might be dead. However, some of these trees are oaks and may not yet have budded out. Steve will take a look at the trees soon and make a determination. Also, the crew mentioned that some of the benches that the rope pullers have located in Kennedy Park for their use seem to be in bad shape and could potentially cause injury to children. The committee has some concerns about potential liability. When Steve visits the park he will inspect these benches. They might be too rickety for repairs. There may need to be conversations about replacing benches and who would fund them. The Town crew also mentioned that some of the neighbors of Kennedy Park are complaining that some of the pullers are using the trees to relieve themselves. There might be a need for porta-potties.
The spraying in the Town Park has been completed and is considered to have been successful. The results are looking good and Mr. Wood has been reimbursed. There have been some phone calls about garlic mustard. There seems to be a large amount of the weed this year. The general thought about garlic mustard is that it needs to be pulled out and that it shouldn’t be burned because that will spread the seeds. It needs to be taken to the TORC and put in the trash compactor. Steve reported that Round-Up will work, but it will grow back. There is also a pasture spray that is used by horse owners. Steve will research this. He is also going to talk to Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and also the 4-H club to see if there would be interest in doing a service project with the garlic mustard removal.
The next meeting will be Monday, June 18, 2012 at 6:30pm.
Bob moved to adjourn and Mark seconded the motion. Motion carried.