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Park & Rec Committee
Thursday, February 19 2009
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall


1) Discuss 2009 projects:
a) Hermanns Park development.
b) Kiekhaefer Park maintenance and projects.
2) Review the Outdoor Recreation and Open Space Plan.
3) Public Comments.
4) Adjournment.

Brenda A. Schneider
Town Clerk


The Park & Rec. Advisory Council met on Thursday, February 19th, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., at the Town Hall. Present were Chairperson Earl Jewett, Laura Pierret, Jim Bertram, Ed Schneider, Janet Velasco, John Abler, Gary Morgen and Secretary Brenda Schneider. Absent were: John Rickert, John Morris, Bob Roehrig, Kim Bertram, and Lyle Nett.

Chairperson Jewett called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.

1) Discuss 2009 projects
a) Hermanns Park
i) 2008 projects completed:
(1) Dedication ceremony (Rick Hermanns donor)
(2) Developed plan
(3) Trimmed trees
(4) Installed sign
(5) Created parking lot
(6) Created sandbox
(7) Built picnic tables (Pierret and Thielman families)
(8) Fund raising campaign
(9) Installed burke playground equipment & fall zone
ii) 2009 goals:
(1) Install edging back side of sandbox--Ledgeland Landscaping will be asked to assist.
(2) Create butterfly garden--Ledgeland Landscaping will be asked to assist.
(3) Plant east border trees--Netts are willing to donate a few large evergreen trees. The Committee would need to contract for moving them.
b) Kiekhaefer Park
i) 2008 projects completed:
(1) Graded parking lot
(2) Burned prairie
(3) Seeded exposed bank by entrance
(4) Installed split rail fence-entrance
(5) Installed park sign by the road
(6) Erected Orville’s Overlook observation deck (Orville Schmitz family/Lyle Nett/Mike Wirtz/volunteers)
(7) Installed historical sign (Leadership Fond du Lac)
(8) Installed trail posts/signs
(9) Extended horse trail
(10) Installed 22 bluebird/wren houses (Cub Scouts Pack # )
(11) Repaired/re-installed park historical sign
(12) Re-route portion of snowmobile trail west of ROW
(13) Installed ski trail signs
ii) 2009 goals:
(1) Erosion control--Local snowmobile club will to assist.
(2) Lighting-Parking lot/ski hills--Committee will contact the City for poles. DO IT ALL has two lights available for approximately $50.00 each. However, a local electrician is willing to donate two lamps and timers. The 20 amp service in the salt shed is not extendable. The Committee will need to work with an electrician to extend power to the sites.
(3) Trail management:
(a) Continue trail designation
(b) Additional trail signs
(c) Groom cross-country ski trails--The Committee will research the cost of simple grooming equipment. Dr. Clement has offered to donate a snowmobile. Earl, Jim and Ed will follow-up on behalf of the Committee.
(d) Re-route north trail in woods to stop erosion

February 19th, 2009 Park & Rec. Advisory Council 2.

(4) Create updated map--Sam Tobias provided an aerial map with trails marked. Committee needs to note the purpose of each trail. Earl will follow-up on behalf of the Committee.
(5) Benches--Committee would like to provide benches with backs. Local clubs may be willing to donate.
(6) Prevent excessive run-off to Colwin property--A retention area was recently created in the Park.
(7) Silica Road access-The Committee intends to create a small parking lot. The lot could be bounded by a split-rail fence. Gary, John Abler and Brenda will provide follow-up.
(8) Manage prairie-remove woody plants--Earl will manage this project.
(9) Provide updated info on sign kiosk--Laura Pierret will manage this project.
(10) Curved, banked sled run-The Committee intends to build a sled run on the west side of the sledding bowl by creating a bermed area.
(11) Donation canister
(12) Plaques
(13) Dog waste supply area
c) Scenic Overlook
i) Future goals:
(1) Extend upper driveway to Kiekhaefer Parkway
d) Public Lake Accesses
i) Future goals:
(1) Deadwood Point
(a) A local kiteboarding group will clear brush at the shore within the next few weeks.
(b) Create a gravel parking pad.

2) Review the Outdoor Recreation and Open Space Plan. In depth review was postponed to a future meeting.

3) Public Comment. None given.

Next meetings were scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th, at 6:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 16th, at 6:30 p.m. The Spring Work Day was scheduled for Saturday, April 25th, at 8:00 a.m.

4) Adjournment. Chairman Jewett declared the meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Brenda A. Schneider

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