With a new year comes new goals, and the Brazil City Park Board has a lot of plans but is being ever mindful of the cost.
"There are a lot of things that we want to do," President Ruth Ann Jeffries said. "Let's make sure the things that need to be done are done first because we have to keep the cost in mind."
Like everything in the economy cost is going up and the maintenance issues and problems are not going away.
"We need new sewage pipes for the carnival area and behind the band shell also east of the comfort station," Supt. of Parks Bill Houck said. "The necessity is there and it honestly needs to be taken care of."
Secretary Carolyn McCullough mentioned the restrooms.
"Something needs to be done about the stalls, stools and floors," she said. "It can be done on a budget, we just need to look into it more."
Treasurer Linda Messmer encouraged an assessment of the tennis courts and the need to fix leaks in the basement at the pool, safety nets and a lifeguard security stand.
"An electrical upgrade is need in the pavilion (Forest Park)," Houck added. "As well as frost free hydrants."
With the cost of almost everything going up and budget cuts the parks board is being optimistic.
"We will make it work," Jeffries said. "I have faith that things will work and that we will stay within our budget."