During its regular meeting, the Brazil City Parks Board unanimously approved a request from members of the Clay County American Cancer Society Relay for Life Bark for Life. The event will benefit the community by bringing cancer awareness and man's best friend together.
"We are asking for approval to host the event at the walking track," outgoing Event Chair Janice Piatt said. "We are still working on some of the details but there will be a registration fee and we will monitor the event."
"Dogs are apart of the family unit," incoming Event Chair Carrol Evans added. "We want to bring the pets together and those that have lived through cancer."
Board members confirmed that all dogs be on a leash and that all "droppings" from the dogs be cleaned up. After a motion by Secretary Caroline McCullough and a second by Treasurer Linda Messmer, the event was scheduled for Sept. 18, at the walking track in Forest Park.
In response to early summer vandalism, and through community donations, Vice President Todd Brackman told board members security cameras have been installed at all parks.
In other business, the board also approved a request by John Day to have a Disc Golf Tournament, Sept. 19, at Forest Park as well as setting a time and date for the annual Fishing Fun Day, which will be 9-11 a.m., Sept. 18, at Craig Park.
The board also approved the official opening of the parks at 5 a.m., with closing remaining at 11 p.m.
A $7,916 bid was unanimously accepted from Jim Robertson at West Side Auto to paint the pool.
The next meeting of the Brazil City Parks Board is 6:30 p.m., Sept. 13, in the council chambers at City Hall.