Cars being driven on the Forest Park walking track were discussed at length during the Brazil City Parks Board meeting last night at City Hall. The track is also used for the Rotary Club go-kart races before the Fourth of July.
Signs have been posted stating that cars are not allowed on the track and yellow tape has been strung across access roads. Some inconsiderate or very unobservant people continue to put walkers at risk. Motorists drive around the track while people are walking on it.
The board decided to table the matter until they can determine if such violations are punishable by fine. They discussed the possibility of putting up posts or gates at the access roads.
In other business:
- Brad Pell of Pell Roofing and Siding reported that the pavilion roof repair was completed except for some ground grading. The project cost $28,042, which was $1,900 less than the original estimate.
Pell also gave an estimate not to exceed $3,920 to repair shelter 12 with 3 by 1 shingle. He said the work should be done this fall before the Popcorn Festival. Both structures were damaged by recent storms.
- Eric Bass, of the Christmas in the Park Committee, received permission to run a 5K run/walk through the park Nov. 29, which is the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
- The little pond in front of the fountain has a leak in the liner resulting from storm damage. Though not yet fixed, Yankee Rose is working on it.
- Progress is being made on the merry-go-round at the children's playground. The base has been repaired and placed in the park. It has been primed to protect it from the weather.
- A report was given by board president Ruthann Jeffries on the recent Northview Cross Country duel meet at the new track at Craig Park. Jeffries said several hundred people attended the meet and were quite pleased with the facilities. She also thanked board member Brad Deal and his family who were instrumental in getting the track developed and open.
- Trees will soon be planted in the park paid for by a $500 donation from an anonymous donor.
- The Board also voted to request city workers do some concrete repair work at the pool and to repair as many pool items as possible this fall.