The Park Place Co-Owners Association was given permission from the Parks Board to construct a sidewalk over park property at last night's meeting. Park Place is a condominium sub-division on the east side of Forest Park.
The Association will pay for all material to construct the sidewalk from their property line to the road on the Park's east side. Emmert's, the division's contractor, will supply the labor. The board approved the request by a 3-1 vote with John Tilley dissenting.
The merry-go-round repairs have been completed and it's getting a lot of use. Parsons Custom Machining did most of the work on one of the oldest and most liked pieces of playground equipment at Forest Park.
The Board agreed to purchase a $200 gift certificate, from the Forest Park Golf Course, to give to Lorren Parsons in recognition of his many hours of labor on the project.
The Board received notice that they are to receive an additional $4,668.65 from the Thelma Wallace bequest. By unanimous vote, the Board agreed to use the new money to put lights from the bridges to the bandshell and complete sidewalks to the bridges.
Cinergy and NRK, an electrical firm, are working together to complete the lighting project, as inexpensively as possible. Pat Longo is completing the sidewalks.
The Board voted to order 10 new picnic tables from Don Bullerdick. The tables are to done by next April. Cost will be approximately $150 to $160 a piece.
The danger to walkers by wheeled vehicles continues to be a problem. The Board discussed the possibility of designating the outer one third of the walking track for bicycles and golf carts with the inner two thirds for walkers only. "No Car" signs will be placed at the track.
The Board was very pleased with the lights on the two American flags in Forest Park and one each at Craig Park and Babe Wheeler Park. They said they had received a lot of positive comments.
President Ruthann Jeffries reported that the Clay Community Parks Association had agreed to work on developing a five year plan. The plan is necessary for the Board to request certain grants. Brazil Parks Board members will assist.
A priority list was discussed by the board with three groupings. Group one priorities included reroofing the bathhouse, repaint the pool, rock seating area at the bandshell, rock parking area north of pavilion, finish grade, seed, fertilize and protect filled areas in Forest Park and plant nut trees.
The Board received a thank you from the Popcorn Festival Committee. They also thanked all area residents who have brought nuts to the park for the squirrels.