PARK COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES                                                  August 14,    2002


Members Present:         Commissioners: Clarence Peterson,  Richard Gawinski, Roy Kuehn, Herb Horn, Glen Allen and Commissioner Judy Holtz


Excused:                       Becky Thone, Recreation Supervisor, and Commissioner John Zaborsky


Also Present:                Ron Krueger Director of Parks & Recreation, Ronald Pavlak Park Foreman, and Mary Heiting Bookkeeper, Carrie Stroud Assistant Leader, Emily Hess Leader


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MOTION: Commissioner Holtz,  seconded  Commissioner Kuehn  to approve the minutes of July 24,  2002.   Motion carried unanimously.


The Commissioners reviewed the expenditure list in the amount of $10,524.39.  MOTION: Commissioner Allen, seconded Commissioner Peterson to approve the bills as submitted.   Motion carried unanimously.


President Gawinski had received calls and comments about the wonderful job Dennis Ferron the Tennis Instructor has been doing.  Congratulations to Dennis with his activities for the tennis students throughout the summer.  Instructor Ferron has been the instructor in the Town for approximately 15 years.


President Gawinski was at the “Music in the Parks” program on August 8 at Palisades Park performed by Ron Van Groll.  Approximately 75 residents were there, and many residents commented how they enjoyed his program and the other examples of music throughout the summer.



Mary Heiting, Bookkeeper introduced Carrie Stroud, Assistant Leader in the Recreation Department.  Emily Hess, was introduced as a 4-year returning Park Leader who has done a wonderful job at Schildt Park. 



Becky Thone, Recreation Supervisor had prepared a report.  This report compared the summer programs from 2002 to 2001.  The fall recreation programs were discussed and will be distributed the week of Labor Day.




Director Krueger received a request from a Town resident.  The resident needed an exception to the summer calendar to hold a family picnic October 5, 2002.  This request is past the closing dates of pavilion rentals in 2002.    


MOTION: Commissioner Horn, seconded Commissioner Allen to approve this special exception and allow The Bodway family to rent the pavilion October 5 at Fritsch Park.  Motion carried unanimously.


The proposed future land use map was reviewed.  The land use map is being prepared by the Community Development Department.  There will be public hearings and the meeting dates will be announced to the Commissioners in the future.


The Commission were handed a binder containing the study of Fritsch Park.  Foreman Pavlak prepared the existing structures / equipment list, and Director Krueger prepared a “Proposed” and “Suggested” list for Fritsch park study.


The Commissioners studied the two lists and expounded on the needs and cost examples.  Commissioner Horn inquired to proposing the Roy Kuehn equipment be moved.  He felt that the equipment would be more suitable if placed closer to the pavilion where the adults could enjoy the pavilion.  Foreman Pavlak explained that the equipment would not be that difficult to move.    Much discussion ensued.  The next park proposed park study for review would be O’Hauser Park on O’Leary Road.


The budget meetings have been scheduled a Committee meeting would be held in the Administrator’s office Monday, August 19 at 4:30.  Commissioner Holtz would try to make this appointment.   Budget priorities were discussed to prepare for next weeks budget hearings.


The lighting proposals requested for the activity room in the community center have returned.  Superior Electric’s proposal to install 8 lighting fixtures complies with our needs.  This lighting proposal of $2,855.00 will come from the capital budget in the Recreation budget. 



The tennis court bids were received for O’Hauser Park.  Fox Valley Asphalt came in as the lowest bid.  Their bid was $7,495.00  Brad Best is the contact person at Fox Valley Asphalt. 


MOTION: Commissioner Allen, seconded by Commissioner Horn to authorize Ron Krueger to proceed with the bid acceptance for repaving the O’Hauser tennis courts and negotiate any fence work as needed.  Motion carried unanimously.



Commissioner Allen mentioned that a few Commissioners and the Director should be present when discussing the property needs around O’Hauser Park.  Hopefully in the near future a meeting will be arranged.   



Motion Commissioner Kuehn; seconded Commissioner Peterson to adjourn the August 14, 2002 meeting at 8:30 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.






John A. Zaborsky, 

Secretary, Park Commission