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Park Board hears end of summer reports

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Brazil City Parks Board met Wednesday, with the thoughts of last week's storm still fresh in their minds.

"The park has been cleaned up and are back in order," Supt. of Parks Bill Houck said.

With the winds from the storm causing damage to many of the trees in Forest and Craig Park, Houck and his staff worked diligently to remove as much of the tree limbs as possible.

"They have the park looking good," President Ruth Ann Jeffries said. "It is just cleaned up nicely."

The conclusion of summer is usually signified with the closing of the Forest Park pool and the beginning of school. Pool Manager Madason Stevenson delivered the pool report, to the board, which considering the cooler temperatures, showed a profit.

"Things have gone well this summer," Stevenson said. "It was a much easier year than last year."

Treasurer Linda Messmer will deliver the final figures at the next meeting.

Stevenson conveyed interest with the board in changing the pool hours next year and explained that 4-5 p.m., is usually a quiet time at the pool without a lot of people. The board will vote on time changes at a later date.

George Kumpf addressed the board about forming a committee, which would allow people to purchase "in memory" benches for their loved ones at the band shell in Forest Park.

"Everything would be done in phases," he said. "We want the benches to be comfortable and durable."

"It's something permanent that we know will last," Jeffries added.

Kumpf plans on buying in bulk to save money, and the benches would be metal.

"I want to do this and make it look right for my parents," he said. "They loved the band shell and after my father died my mother would always try to get there to hear them play."

The board unanimously voted to allow Kumpf to continue to look into the project and to update the board with information as it becomes available.

In other business, the board:

* Fishing Fun Day has been set for Sept. 19, at Craig Park and

* It was reported that people playing on the tennis at night are remembering to turn off the lights.

The board meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month at City Hall. Its next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Sept. 2.

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I think the park crew has done a wonderful job on keeping the parks looking great!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Fri, Aug 14, 2009, at 1:31 PM

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