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Park Board meets

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Brazil Park and Recreation Board met for a regular board meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 p.m., in City Hall.

After reviewing July minutes and hearing the treasurer's report, the board discussed the general report of the Forest Park pool.

As of July 31, the board was able to deposit an amount of $24,503.35 from the pool revenue (not including an additional $2,000 from the YMCA).

Ruthann Jeffries, board president, was pleased with this amount.

"I am very happy with this," Jeffries said. "Because it's about the same amount of money we received last year. We did not really increase revenue by raising pool rates, but we didn't lose any either."

The board was also happy to report that a security camera installed at the pool worked well throughout the summer.

Local Boy Scout Luke Cowden was present to update the board on a project he is working on. Cowden will build 20 picnic tables for the board, a project that will help him obtain Eagle status in the Boy Scouts. The board has agreed to supply lumber and materials for Cowden's project. The board approved the project at their July meeting, and Cowden was present to report he had received a $500 donation for the project.

The board also heard from former Brazil resident and heart transplant recipient Ashley Zavela, who asked permission to host a 5K run at Forest Park on Sunday, Sept. 30. The board approved the 5K run. Proceeds for the event will benefit the Indiana Organ Procurement Organization and Caringbridge.org. Registration for the run will begin at 8 a.m.

The board also discussed Fishing Fun Day, set to take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at Craig Park. The event will take place from 9-11 a.m., and all children from the community are invited to attend. The board is hoping to discuss possible donations of prizes and food with local businesses for this event.

The board also:

* Voted unanimously to approve a recycling truck at the Popcorn festival on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,

* Approved a Search and Rescue Go-Kart Race on Sept. 22-23,

* Approved a disc golf tournament on Oct. 6, during the Popcorn Festival, and

* Voted unanimously to pay Minor Asphalts of Reelsville, Ind., $4, 750 to re-line and re-seal the walking track at Forest Park.

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

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