Board Member Cary Johnson was absent.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mel Zierke.
Sandy Irey made a motion to approve the
Additions / Deletions to Agenda: Thank You Notes –
BBQ Pits was moved to the top of the agenda. Truman Strand stated that he felt the pits needed a good cleaning, the fire bricks be put back where they belong and the covers be replaced. He said when they built the pits many years ago they were built to last and the foundation is still solid to date. There are a few cracks but he didn’t think it would be super expensive to repair. The reason for the location was to accommodate the people carrying the cooked turkeys to the carving area and people enjoy seeing the process.
Brian Olson presented two estimates. One to repair the existing pits in the current location ($5,585.00), and one to move the pits to another location in
Truman felt moving the pits would be tough to do because of the foundation which is far below the surface.
Mel Zierke stated that his concern is if money is spent to fix the pits in the current location and then an inspector later tells us they need to be moved anyhow.
Different location options and ideas were discussed.
Mel stated it was a good idea to see if it is a safety issue and have to be moved first and then get together with Rotary to come up with a plan on this issue. He thanked Truman for coming.
Don reported that the Council approved the appointment of Sally Huynh and Mikayla Jensen as Student Members to the Park Board. He also reported that Council accepted the resignation of Ross Wamre.
The Oktoberfest letter was discussed. It was decided to add the dollar amount of $3,000 to the request. Kristi Skramstad will print out a new letter for Mel to sign following the meeting today.
Thank You From Friendship Festival:
Mel presented a Thank You note from the Friendship Festival for the City’s help during that event.
Antique Store Sign:
Brian is still trying to connect with the person to get a quote on re-doing the sign. Item will be on October agenda.
Brian got an additional estimate as requested by the Chamber of Commerce to install 220 in
Brian spoke to MnDot. They will not allow anymore signage on Hwy 59 for
Park Board Opening:
Kristi Skramstad reported that no applications have been received to date. A notice was in the
Welcome Sign Plants:
Brian Olson said the plants for the Hwy 108 W welcome to Pelican Rapids sign would have to be put on hold until the new budget. His seasonal decoration budget has been depleted due to the 125th Celebration.
He also said the he was going to call
Flag Poles on Dam Area:
Brian contacted the
Thank You Notes:
Discussion on writing Thank You notes to members when they resign or go off Park Board. Sandy Irey felt Thank You notes are always a good idea. Kristi Skramstad will write letters to Ross Wamre and Colton Stone.
The checklist was reviewed and the following items were discussed:
Denise reported that the chairs are at Chip Cooper’s and the students will be assembling and painting them. Storage of the existing chairs was discussed. Denise will talk to each businesses and see where chairs can be stored for the winter.
All items that were not completed so far in 2008 were moved to 2009. Items that need to be marked as completed are approval of student members, pool policy,
Mel Zierke welcomed student members to the Park Board and gave them a brief overview of the Park Board.
Chairman Zierke adjourned the meeting at .
Park Board Secretary