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Park & Rec Committee
Thursday, September 22 2011
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Business Meeting

AGENDA

1) Call to order.
2) Approval of the minutes of the 9/8/11 meeting.
3) Discuss 2011 projects:
a) Hermanns Park maintenance and projects.
b) Kiekhaefer Park maintenance and projects.
c) Volunteer Workdays.
4) Next meeting.
5) Public Comments.
6) Adjournment.



Brenda A. Schneider
Town Clerk


MINUTES

The Park & Rec. Advisory Council met on Thursday, September 22nd, at 6:30 p.m., at the Town Hall. Present were Chairperson Earl Jewett, Ed Braun, Dave Sehloff, John Abler, Jim Bertram and John Rickert.

1) Call to order. Chairman Earl Jewett called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m.

2) Approve the minutes of the September 8th, 2011 meeting. Motion by Ed Braun, second by Dave Sehloff, to approve the minutes of the September 8th meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

3) Discuss 2011 projects:
a) Hermanns Park maintenance and projects.
Four donated benches are expected to be installed in the next couple of weeks. The Town is waiting for the concrete pads to be poured.
b) Kiekhaefer Park maintenance and projects.
Edge the Ledge Adventure Race.
o The Committee plans to compile a policy for future events.
o The Town received a $1,000 donation and a pledge of volunteers for the November workday.
o The potential for damage during wet conditions was discussed.
o A bond or insurance must be submitted to the Town.
o The Committee should consider a fund-raising effort.
Land Purchase.
o The Schmitz land purchase document has been executed.
o The total area is 1.96 acres.
o The Quit Claim Deed has been delivered to the Fond du Lac County Register of Deeds.
West Boundary.
o The west property line bordering the Schmitz property, to the tower property, to the Schmitz property, to the Town property (just south of the westerly-facing bench overlooking the Lake), has been located and marked by the surveyor. The distance is estimated to be 1,660 feet.
o The brush needs to be removed up to the boundary line.
o Committee discussed placing a more prominent fence along this boundary line and eventually north to Silica Road. Options of woven wire, chain-link, metal or wooden posts were discussed.

The 2011 revenue/expenditure report was reviewed. At this point, the Park's budget is anticipated to be $4,800 under budget and the Fisherman's Road Boat Launch is projected to be $2,700 under budget. Committee consensus was to allot the remaining funds in the following manner:
 $1,500 for the Alpine II grooming machine,
 $1,000 for brushing, and
 $2,300 for fence material, posts and tile.
September 22nd, 2011 Park & Rec Committee 1.


AT&T utility easement.
o AT&T has requested a permanent utility easement. A portion of which would follow the far west boundary of the Park.
o Three location options were reviewed. Committee consensus was to recommend the Town Board accept Option B. All three options offer different locations crossing the Town Hall property.
o Ed Braun motioned to recommend the Town Board request enough money for the purchase of the easement to cover the entire cost of a fence approximately 1,660 feet and the cost of brushing along the easement area, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried unanimously.
c) Volunteer Workdays. The next workday will be held on Saturday, November 5th. Control of invasive species and garbage pick-up are the planned activities.

4) Next Meeting. The next Committee meeting will be held on October 11th, at 6:30 pm.

5) Public Comment. None presented.

6) Adjournment. Motion by Earl Jewett, seconded by John Rickert, to adjourn at 8:34 pm. Motion carried.


Respectfully submitted by Brenda Schneider




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