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Park & Rec Committee
Thursday, January 28 2010
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Business Meeting



1) Discuss 2010 projects:
a) Budget review.
b) Hermanns Park maintenance and projects.
c) Kiekhaefer Park maintenance and projects.
d) Volunteer Workdays
2) Review the Outdoor Recreation & Open Space Plan.
3) Public Comments.
4) Adjournment.

Brenda A. Schneider
Town Clerk


The Park & Rec. Advisory Council met on Thursday, January 28th, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Hall. Present were Chairperson Earl Jewett, John Rickert, John Abler, Bob Roehrig, Jim Bertram, Ed Schneider, Janet Velasco and Secretary Brenda Schneider. Absent were: Ed Braun, Jason Meyer, Laura Pierret, Frank & Mary Alaniz, and Gary Morgen.
Chairperson Jewett called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
1) Discuss 2010 projects
a) Budget review: The 2010 budget allocates $14,000 for the Parks Department; including the pending land purchase.
b) Hermanns Park maintenance and projects:
i) Flagpole.
(1) The pole has been installed.
(2) Lighting is yet to be completed.
(3) All costs were reimbursed as a donation by Adolph & Ginny Schneider.
ii) Landscaping
(1) Butterfly garden-Chairman Jewett will contact the 4-H group to see if they wish to continue with the project.
iii) Playground equipment-currently has stations for 2-5 year olds and 5-12 year olds.
(1) Committee consensus was not to pursue adding more stations at this time.
iv) Possible projects.
(1) Donation containers.
(2) Pet waste supply stations.
(3) Restroom.
c) Kiekhaefer Park maintenance and projects:
i) Sledding hill/parking lot lights.
(1) The lights are now operational.
(2) Chairman Jewett contacted all the neighbors.
(3) One of the lights was adjusted.
(4) The sled hill lights are user-operated for 60 minute intervals. The interval may be reduced to 30 minutes.
(5) All three lights go off at 10 p.m.
(6) Total cost of the project was approximately $7,000.00.
ii) Sledding bowl-west side.
(1) Fences were erected on the top and bottom of the steep slope as part of an Eagle Scout project.
(2) Both fences have been pushed down.
(3) Trail Closed signs will be posted.
iii) Trail grooming equipment.
(1) Dr. Clements and Dave Twohig have donated a snowmobile.
(2) Jim Bertram has mounted a hitch to the snowmobile.
(3) Chairman Jewett plans to use Mark Kirschling’s fabricated grooming equipment.
(4) The Committee intends to purchase the equipment from Mr. Kirschling if it works well.
iv) Restroom-Committee discussed the following:
(1) Fund-raising/Friends of Kiekhaefer Park.
(2) Location.
(3) Maintenance.
(4) Vandalism.
(5) Probable regulations on a pit toilet.
v) Mountain biking.
(1) Users have asked that a notice be posted on the Town website when trails are closed.
(2) A link to will be added to the Town’s website.
vi) Silica Road parking lot.
(1) The lot will be located to the west of the current driveway to the brush site.
(2) The lot will accommodate 8-12 vehicles.
(3) An area will be stripped of topsoil for the lot.

January 28th, 2010 Park & Rec. Advisory Council 2.

vii) Trails.
(1) The Trail Committee is in the process of naming some of the trails.
(a) Orville’s Pass-horseback trail.
(2) Distinctive markers will be erected.
viii) Erosion Control.
(1) The curve of the snowmobile trail needs attention.
(2) The railroad bed trail needs drainage correction and stone added on the north 300 feet. This project will be a July goal.
ix) Possible projects.
(1) Donation containers.
(2) Pet waste supply stations.
(3) Benches.
(4) Picnic tables.
(5) Burn pit.
(6) Restroom.
x) On two occasions, Bob found bonfires burning in the pine plantation after busting up parties.
xi) Pine plantation.
(1) Hire a forester to assist in the thinning of trees in the pine plantation.
(2) Develop a plan with the goal of maintain the character as it is now.
(3) Plantation was planted more than 30 years ago.
d) Volunteer Workdays—
(1) Workdays are yet to be established.
(2) Future meetings: Fourth Thursday of January, March, May, July and September.
(a) March 25th,
(b) May 27th,
(c) July 22nd,
(d) September 23rd.

2) Review the Outdoor Recreation & Open Space Plan. The Committee dispensed with the review of the Plan.

3) Public Comment. Chairman Jewett explained the Passport to the Ledge project being held in conjunction with 2010 the Year of the Niagara Escarpment.

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

Brenda A. Schneider

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