Board Member Ross Wamre was absent.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mel Zierke.
Denise Magnusson made a motion to approve the
Additions / Deletions to Agenda: None
Council Actions: Don Solga reported that Council objected to paying for the appraisal of the
Denise Magnusson reported that Lake Region Electric Employees are going to assemble the 6 chairs. She will get in touch with Chip Cooper to get them painted during the
2008-09 school year.
Area By Liquor Store:
Sandy Irey is going to contact Oktoberfest for funding of the columns for the flag poles. The estimate is $3,000. Brenda Brand stated she has had many nice comments from tourists about the area. Item will be on next month’s agenda.
Brian Olson reported that the pool is running well this summer. He has received many good comments as far as swimming lessons and pool management.
BBQ Pits - Rotary:
Don Solga assisted with the Turkey BBQ this summer. He had discussions with some Rotary members. Brian pointed out that Brad Schmidt from Lakes Country Service Cooperative had recently completed an inspection the City parks and is concerned about the condition of the BBQ pits as far as health and safety issues. Discussion on working with Rotary to decide what is best thing to do with the BBQ pits and who is responsible. It was decided to invite the Chairman of Rotary and the cooking team of Jim McBride and Steve Zimmerman to the August Park Board meeting.
Antique Store Sign:
Don and Mel have both talked to the owner of the antique store. He has an agreement to be considered. He is concerned about damage to the building in removing the sign. Don will stop by the store and get the agreement.
Other Park Board Items:
Getting 2 more signs to direct people to
The sign on Hwy 108 E was discussed. It is getting to be a weed patch.
Brian got an estimate for the survey & design of the campground layout. It will cost $1,500. Item on hold due to budget.
220 Electricity in
Brenda Brand stated the Chamber is not interested in paying the cost of $800 for 220 power. The vendor is not interested at this time either, they are fine with the way it is. Their cord draped over the poles is a safety issue and they also blocked a handicapped spot during Art In The Park. Discussion on moving the handicapped spot. Don stated they may have to move to a new location next year. Brenda stated that each vendor pays between $55-$75 to participate in Art In The Park. The city pays the power bill. The concern is this one vendor. Brenda stated she would find out what the Chamber is willing to contribute and what the vendor may be willing to contribute. Don stated the city may be willing to pay $300 at the most. Item will be on August agenda.
Lighting at Historic City Hall:
Brian got an estimate of $3,996.00 for lighting. He is still getting quotes for the heating and air conditioning.
$300 for 220 power
Historic City Hall Lighting
Flag Poles on Dam:
Mel was wondering if the flag poles from the area near the Liquor Store would be installed on the dam this year. Don explained that the City has a 7 million dollar project that MPCA is mandating. There is a big demand for capital in many areas. Brian also stated he has other departments that money has to be allocated to so some things may have to be on hold.
Sandy Irey stated she is feels there is too much foliage in the downtown planters this year. She suggested all blooming type bright colored flowers. Discussion. The budget doesn’t need to be changed, just the types of plants.
Don mentioned that Bradco is done with their portion of the monument and it looks nice. We still need to do concrete in front and on top. Discussed moving 2 benches or getting 2 new benches for that location.
Mel thanked Ashley Phan, Sally Huynh and Mikayla Jensen for coming to the meeting and reminded them if they are interested in becoming student members to get applications from Kristi, fill them out and return them as soon as possible.
The meeting was adjourned
Park Board Secretary