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Brazil parks now online

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Brazil City Parks Board is online.

Before the conclusion of the Tuesday meeting Board Vice President Todd Brackman introduced board members to Facebook.

"We've talked in the past about having a website," Brackman said. "This will allow members of the community who currently live here or have moved away to join our Facebook group."

The board unanimously agreed with having a Facebook group and believes it will continue to get the word out about events that are going on within the parks.

"We could include when the specific dates and times are for the activities in the park such as Rotary's 4th of July Celebration," Board President Ruth Ann Jeffries said. "This is great."

During Park Supt. Bill Houck's report, the progress being made on the Forest Park Bench Project was presented.

"We have anchored 18 more benches and there are seven benches still to assemble," Houck said. "The goal is 200 and I think George (Kumpf) and Connie (McClure) will get it."

Two members of the community, Matt Huber and Jim Dressler were also in attendance at the meeting and agreed with Houck.

"We had record numbers in attendance," Huber said. "The new benches and dinners were very successful."

Huber and Dressler asked the board for approval to begin the process of applying for grants and donations to have a new awning put on the bandshell.

"We would go through the Clay Community Parks Association," Huber said. "We would keep the board informed of our progress."

According to Dressler, the project could cost anywhere from $10,000-$25,000 and they are hoping to have the original size of the awning put into place, but it would all depend on cost.

The board unanimously approved a motion made by Treasurer Linda Messmer to allow the Clay Community Parks Association to replace the awning at the Forest Park Band Shell.

Upcoming events in the park include Clay County Humane Society will conduct a Pet Shot Clinic from 1-4 p.m., Oct. 23 and Trunk or Treat on Oct. 27, both will take place in the pavilion.

The next meeting of the Brazil City Parks Board will be at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 9, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

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Brazil parks are awesome and so is the board of directors. Thanks guys for a great job.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Tue, Oct 19, 2010, at 10:56 AM

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