TOWN OF OREGON PARK COMMITTEE
Monday, September 12, 2016 @ 6:31 pm
Present: Steve Root, Robert Johnson, Josh Nordstrom, and Al Miller
Absent: Jeff Nelson
Also Present: Wayne Ace, Town Board Chairman and Arlan Christensen, Town Board Supervisor
The minutes from the previous month were approved as written.
Steve will stay on as park committee chair until spring due to the current ongoing park projects. Chairman Ace will cover the meetings Steve is unable to make due to family obligations.
The park committee agreed to set a permanent meeting date of the second Monday of the month at 6:30 PM. The next meeting date is set for Monday, October 10, 2016. Nordstrom stepped down from the park committee due to family obligations. The committee discussed possible replacements on the park board.
There was discussion regarding the recently paved path at the Town Park.
Bob discussed using the Boy Scout logo on park signs, but the town needs approval from the Boy Scout council to use the logo. Steve will work on getting permission to use the logo.
Steve will be meeting with Roe Parker and Darren Marsh from Dane County regarding the portion of the bike path at Anderson Park. Steve will notify the group when the date is set and all are invited. There was discussion about the bike path going from the Town Park to Locust Grove Road through the Jensen property with a possible lease. There was mention of flashing lights at Union Road.
Estimates will be obtained from landscapers for the walk-in entrance to the town park. The estimates will be presented at the November town board meeting. There is a rock to put on the blacktop to prevent vehicles from driving on the path, but currently the blacktop is too soft. Dave Frankson suggested signage in the subdivision for the walk-in entrance.
Al will help with the Eagle Scout projects. The prairie burn will happen, but it is too early.
Steve explained the history of the Town Park purchase under an 80/20 split. The 24 acres of land for the Town Park cost $150,000. The town provided 20% funding. At the time the land for the Town Park was purchased, the Park Committee was formed. The land sat empty for a 2-3 year period to create a development plan for the park. A plan for the Town Park was presented and approved by the town board. The town then applied for grant monies to develop the park under a 50/50 plan. The town was told by Fire & EMS that there was no advantage to have a road for the park off of Sheil Road, so the town purchased additional land for a road onto Glenway Road. Another survey was done 10-12 years later and the consensus was to not have road off of Sheil Rd. After the initial town park purchase, the park system has been off the tax rolls up to this date.
The next park meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 10, 2016.
Al moved to adjourn and Bob seconded the motion. Motion carried.