PARK COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES                                                  July  24,  2002


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


Excused:                       Becky Thone, Recreation Supervisor, Ron Krueger Director of Parks & Recreation


Also Present:                Ronald Pavlak, Park Foreman, and Mary Heiting Bookkeeper


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MOTION: Commissioner Kuehn, seconded  Commissioner Peterson  to approve the minutes of July 10,  2002.   Motion carried unanimously.


The Commissioners reviewed the expenditure list in the amount of $6,758.10.  MOTION: Commissioner Allen, seconded Commissioner Horn to approve the bills as submitted.   Motion carried unanimously.



A.     Anna Hayes – O’Hauser Park Tournament Parking

Resident Anna Hayes from Mary Lane had reserved O’Hauser North pavilion on the same weekend of a Suburban Athletics tournament weekend.  She would like to note that although the pavilion to the south was not obtainable for the weekend, the north side parking hardly allowed her guests to park near the pavilion.


After much discussion it was pointed out that future reservations during tournament weekends at this park should come forewarned that parking would be available on a very limited basis.  Ms. Hayes also inquired about having more handicapped parking available.  The Commission agreed that if there was a need, temporary signs could be placed for these events. 



Becky Thone, Recreation Supervisor had presented a report.  The report included field trips and current classes being held.  Music in the Park and Animals of the Rainforest were events coming soon.   The community center also received a $1,000 donation for the outdoor sign from AZCO Incorporated.  The tentative schedule for the fall recreation programs will be distributed the week of Labor Day.



Park Foreman, Ronald Pavlak had presented the Director’s report.  The tennis courts resurfacing request for bids is scheduled for August 1 at 1:00 p.m.  There had been questions regarding the vegetation around the perimeter and moving the fencing for the project.  Staff will accommodate the needs for this project.


Ron has met with several electrical contractors obtaining bids and proposals for more lighting at the community center activity room.  A report should be complete for the next Park Commission meeting.


The Glenview Park playground equipment has been placed on order and should be installed as soon as possible. 


The need to mow lawns has slowed down, and allowed several maintenance and landscaping projects to be completed.  Sand has been deposited under most of the playground equipment at several parks.


Foreman Pavlak continued on the discussion for the preparation of the 2003 budget.  The park department has a 1991 lawn mower that will need replacing.  The purchase of the mower will include the trade in difference.  The commissioners agreed that a new mower is in line for our 2003 budget schedule.


Foreman Pavlak had met with Commissioner Zaborsky and Randall Maurer for the proposed nature park needs and grant applications were discussed.  Mr. Maurer will research the grant institutions and a report will be forthcoming.






Commissioner Allen mentioned that a few Commissioners and the Director should be present when discussing the property needs around O’Hauser Park. 






Motion Commissioner Holtz; seconded Commissioner Zaborsky to adjourn the July 24, 2002 meeting at 8:15 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.






John A. Zaborsky, 

Secretary, Park Commission