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Board asks for public input

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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The Brazil City Parks Board is looking for input from the public regarding its five-year master plan.

"We would like to know what the public would like to see accomplished in the parks in the next five years," President Ruth Ann Jeffries said.

"This would also be determined on our budget."

The master plan will help allow the parks to be able to apply for state and federal grants.

It consists of a survey, mission statement, goals for the future and accomplishments of the last five years.

Parks board representatives and Supt. of Parks Bill Houck have been working with Clay Community Parks Association representative Wilma Dean Baker to prepare the plan.

"I had one person tell me they would like to see a dog park someday in any of the parks," Jeffries said.

"We are just asking for input."

The Brazil City Parks Board will be meeting for a regular session at 7 p.m., Jan. 6, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Among other agenda items, officer positions will be voted on.


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President Jeffries; thank you for the opportunity to provide input into the Clay County park master plan. Although I don't have any specific projects to recommend at this time, I do believe the plan should be published for everyone to see in addition to being "flexible" and reviewed/modified as needs change.

I would like to see your office lay down challenges (solicit participation) to local groups, i.e., service organizations, local businesses, churches, schools, etc. in addition to Clay County Community Corrections detainees/probationers (performing community service) for people to work in the parks.

Friendly project competition between groups, with media coverage, would promote "ownership and pride" in specific projects the Park Board would assign to interested organizations.

Free labor + Free publicity + maybe some Free materials' = the Best Park System Clay County can provide for all residents to enjoy. Just a thought. cg

-- Posted by C.A.B. (ConcernsAboutBrazil) on Wed, Dec 30, 2009, at 2:27 PM

President Jeffries; thank you for the opportunity to provide input into the Clay County park master plan. Although I don't have any specific projects to recommend at this time, I do believe the plan should be published for everyone to see in addition to being "flexible" and reviewed/modified as needs change.

I would like to see your office lay down challenges (solicit participation) to local groups, i.e., service organizations, local businesses, churches, schools, etc. in addition to Clay County Community Corrections detainees/probationers (performing community service) for people to work in the parks.

Friendly project competition between groups, with media coverage, would promote "ownership and pride" in specific projects the Park Board would assign to interested organizations.

Free labor + Free publicity + maybe some Free materials' = the Best Park System Clay County can provide for all residents to enjoy. Just a thought. cg

-- Posted by C.A.B. (ConcernsAboutBrazil) on Wed, Dec 30, 2009, at 2:30 PM

I would like to see a dog park opened in Clay County.

-- Posted by newtoo on Wed, Dec 30, 2009, at 3:18 PM

A dog park would be nice, however who is going to ensure the safety and health of all who enter? It would most likely become a drop off for dogs.

-- Posted by houseofhate on Wed, Dec 30, 2009, at 6:55 PM

Yes a Dog Park is a good idea if there is enough room to have seperate areas for smaller/ Larger Pets (dogs). As I have experianced at other dog parks, the smaller dogs may want to play but the larger dogs play, well, play rough ! Thanks President Ruth Ann Jeffries for at least listening. Happy New Year to all !

-- Posted by Nosredna Retep on Wed, Dec 30, 2009, at 9:31 PM

I would like to see a walking trail located on the outskirts/boundary of the park and connecting/leading to the track. The trail should include walking across the two bridges already on site. One day the National Road Heritage trail will pass through Clay County.It would be nice to see it connected to a trail in our own park as many other community parks do. It should include markers notating distance for .5 mile, 1 mile ect. More information on the National Road Heritage Trail can be found at IndianaTrails.org Most of the work is done by volunteers. I will glady be the first volunteer to help with the trail. What a great way to enjoy our park and to share it with others who walk the Heritage trail in the future.

-- Posted by HrlyGal99 on Thu, Dec 31, 2009, at 2:38 AM

I just hope they pave the road through the park....it's terrible:[

-- Posted by no1special on Thu, Dec 31, 2009, at 5:59 PM


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