The City Parks Board met at City Hall Wednesday night to discuss old and new business pertaining to the parks program.
The budget was reviewed and if the amount allocated by the state for the year goes through, the board will still have 34 percent of its budget to spend before December.
Other updates include:
* New playground equipment has arrived, but the board will hold off on installing the equipment until spring,
* Duke Energy fixed a light and power line in the west log cabin at Forest Park, which is operated by the Clay County Historical Society. The cabin also has a bee problem that is being attended to,
* Craig Park and Forest Parks will be featured in an area promotion for walking and running areas,
* Fishing Fun Day was also reviewed. The board considered the day of fun a big success,
More than $1,000 in prizes were given out to kids 12 and under, and
* A pole barn for equipment has been suggested for security reasons. The board moved to accept bids for the barn, which would be built behind the Park Superintendent's office.
The board also moved to get an estimate and opinion for landscaping work around the Forest Park entrance sign on State Road 59.
The board also wants to remind community members that volunteer work is appreciated, but ideas for park improvements need to be approved by the board or the Park Superintendent before any work begins.
This is to prevent any miscommunication or interruption of board projects.
The next Parks Board meeting will be Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.