Minutes from Previous Meetings
Geraldine McIntyre motioned to accept the minutes from the March meeting, L.D. Axsom seconded the motion. Minutes approved 4-0.
Expenditures were reviewed for the previous month. The Board noted a $25.76 expense for materials. This expense is believed to be a result of opening the restroom facilities adjacent to the skate park.
Floor Open for Public Comment -No public Comment.
Mark Ennis from
Bliss-McKnight, the insurer of the town, discussed a change to the signage for
Jon Metcalf met with L.D. Axsom about clearing underbrush on the park property. The clearing estimate covered labor, disposal, overhead, and application of an herbicide to prevent further growth. Potentially eight acres could be cleared within the park. Edwin Macatangay questioned why particular underbrush species were targeted. The long term use of the park was also questioned, making sure in the planning and use of the park that clearing as necessary. Also brought up was the potential to control burn the area to rid the park of the underbrush.
The discussion turned to the long term uses and financial means for improvements to the park. It soon became obvious that more planning needed to be done before a decision could be made. It was suggested that all board members review the master plan and bring some ideas for the park to the next meeting.
Edwin revisited that fact that the master plan called for a walking trail through the park. He suggested further improvement to the trail that has been started. A small trail had been started but there were too little people and funds to complete the trail. A larger plan with Monroe County Parks also failed to materialize.
The Parks Board needs to think about the following three issues;
1. Where the board is with asset’s, what do we have to work with.
2. Where do we want to be in the future, a wish list for the park?
3. How do we get there, what actions are needed.
Mike Axsom from
The meeting was moved to adjourn by Geraldine McIntyre and seconded by L D. Axsom. All members voted to adjourn, meeting adjourned at Motion carried.