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Board receives bench update

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ruthann Jeffries
The Brazil City Parks Board had a short list of agenda items during the regular meeting at City Hall Wednesday.

"Things are going as they generally do this time of year," Supt. Bill Houck said.

George Kumpf gave an update to the board regarding the project of replacing the benches in the Forest Park Band Shell.

"We have currently sold 52 benches," he said. "We are really working to get the word out about the project."

Kumpf also confirmed a timeline of installation with Houck and board members.

"The way everything is going we should be able to have the first 100 in place in time for the first concert," he said.

The board then reviewed contracts for the YMCA of Clay County, Clay Youth League, Brazil Rotary Club, Clay County Lions Club, Popcorn Festival of Clay County, Christmas In The Park, the Brazil Concert Band, Senior Center, the Clay County Humane Society and the mowing contract.

Meeting dates for the Brazil Parks Board was changed, due to a scheduling conflict with the Common Council of the City of Brazil. Park board meetings will now take place on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend a meeting at 6 p.m., Feb. 9, in the Council Chambers of City Hall to discuss the five-year master plan.

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

"We have completed part one," President Ruth Ann Jeffries said. "But we still have some work to do."

The master plan consists of a survey, mission statement, goals for the future and accomplishments of the last five years. It allows the parks to be able to apply for state and federal grants.

Due to the absence of Treasurer Linda Messmer there was no treasurer's report.

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