The mowing contract for the Brazil Parks Board was discussed at their meeting last night at City Hall. Mowing speculations can be picked up at the mayor's office after it's advertised in the newspaper Jan. 12, 2004.
Bids will be accepted from Jan. 12, until 12:00 noon Jan. 22, 2004, at Mayor Arthur's office. Bidders may be interviewed. The Bids will be opened at the Parks Board meeting on Feb. 4, 2004. All bidders are encouraged to attend that meeting in case the Board has any questions. The successful bidder may or may not be determined at the Feb. 4 meeting.
The Board received the final check from the Thelma Wallace bequest for $4,382.94, making the total gift from Wallace $14,382.94.
The money has been used to install lights on the walkways and around the new bridges and for some new concrete walks at Forest Park. The lighting project is completed. The walkways will be finished as weather allows.
The Board discussed having a dedication ceremony for Wallace and getting a plaque installed in the park to commemorate her generous gift in the spring. It will be discussed further at the January meeting.
The Board voted to purchase white rock, up to $1,500, for a parking area north of the pavilion, east of the roadway.
Board president Ruthann Jeffries reported on the five year plan, which will help the parks get grant money for specific improvement projects. Wilmadean Baker, of the Clay Parks Association, is chairing the committee. Jeffries said Baker was doing an exceptional job and the process is moving along well.
In other business the Board reported that the "No Cars" signs have been put up at the walking track. Concerns about possible damage to shelters with nails and staples by the Christmas in the Park displays was discussed. Board vice president Brad Deal is looking into the possibility of adding a bridge across the dam at Craig Park.