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Park Board rescinds motion

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

At Tuesday's meeting, the Brazil Parks and Recreation Board voted to rescind a previous motion, accepted a mowing bid and OK'd the use of Forest Park for two run/walks.

At February's meeting, board members voted unanimously to rename the softball diamond at the corner of Pinckley and King streets "McClellan Field," after the late Kenneth E. McClellan.

However, the McClellan family has since inquired about naming a street after Kenneth instead of the diamond.

The board decided it would be best to wait to rename the softball diamond until a decision was made on the street naming and voted unanimously to rescind last month's motion.

Meanwhile, the board accepted Mullenix Lawn Service's bid for 23 mows at $25,740, for the mowing of Forest, Craig and Babe Wheeler parks.

The board also voted to allow two fun runs to take place at Forest Park on May 19.

The first run starts at 9 a.m., and is called the "Wegener's Awareness Warriors."

On hand to explain the run was resident Becky Sutherlin.

"On May 19 we are planning a 5k run/walk for our friend that has a rare disease (Wegener's granulomatosis)," Sutherlin said.

She added the run/walk is to help raise awareness for the disease.

The other run scheduled for May 19 is the Rotary, Subway and Riddell Healthy Kids One-Mile Fun Run, which will start at 11 a.m.

After deliberating, the board decided that both events would be able to co-exist on the same day and voted unanimously to allow them to take place.

Lastly, it had been brought to the attention of the board that some minor vandalism had taken place at Forest Park.

According to the board, park equipment was vandalized with black magic marker and nail polish.

Board President Ruthann Jeffries said the writing consisted mostly of names, which were removed, copied down and given to the Brazil Police Department.

The Brazil Parks and Recreation Board meets the second Tuesday of every month, at 6:30 p.m., at Brazil City Hall.

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do you think somebody will write down their own names? oh i forgot this is brazil.

-- Posted by nobob on Wed, Mar 14, 2012, at 10:06 PM

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