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Board gears up for end of year

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The Brazil City Parks board held its monthly meeting Wednesday night at City Hall to discuss park operations for the last two months of the year.

Treasurer Linda Messmer gave a budget update, and reiterated that the second disbursement of funds will get the board the rest of its $206,000 budget for the year.

Park Superintendent Bill Houck gave an update on the winterizing work being done around the parks.

Houck said that all restrooms and concession stands had been winterized, except the comfort station at Craig Park, which will remain open all year, and Shelter 3 at Forest Park, where there is a leaky faucet.

Houck also said the areas where trees had been cut down have been leveled and seeded.

The pavilion gutters were cleaned out by a community service worker, and the signage in front of the Forest Park dumpsters has been effective in deterring illegal dumping.

Houck will resume the removal of English ivy from the fountain at Forest Park later in the month.

Houck also received bids from three companies for a new storage barn at Forest Park.

The board approved a bid from FBi Buildings to construct a pole barn for $18,000, only if the barn can be completed before the end of the year.

The barn must be completed and paid for before Dec. 31, otherwise the encumbrance extends to the 2008 budget.

The only roadblock in having the project completed is if the city requires a state construction release to be completed before construction begins.

The parks board approved the karaoke event Songfest to take place at the band shell in May, as all proceeds will go to Toys for Tots.

Landscaping issues, lumber for benches and new tractors have been tabled until the December meeting.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., in City Hall.

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