PARK COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES                                                  July  10,  2002


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


Excused:                       Becky Thone, Recreation Supervisor, and Commissioners Glen Allen


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


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MOTION: Commissioner Holtz, seconded  Commissioner Kuehn  to approve the minutes of June 26,  2002.   Motion carried unanimously.


The Commissioners reviewed the expenditure list in the amount of $5,742.16.  MOTION: Commissioner Peterson, seconded Commissioner Zaborsky to approve the bills as submitted.   Motion carried unanimously.





The budget meetings for the preparation of the year 2003 budget schedule were reviewed.  Tentative budget ideas were shared with the park Commissioners.  Director Krueger has received direction from the Town Board to see a zero improvement budget.  Every department must try to meet this request.  August 2 will be the draft deadline date for the park expenditures needed.    The commissioners agreed to review the draft outline Director Krueger will prepare.


Park Foreman Pavlak and Commissioner Zaborsky met with Randall Maurer of Native Solutions.  The next steps will be to prepare how much the study will cost per section.  Examples of sections would be such as a pond study or a woods study.  Mr. Maurer will return with a tentative outline of soil work and proposals.  He will contact agencies to see what materials are available at this time.  Foreman Pavlak reviewed how Mr. Maurer suggested staff assistance on rubbish clearance and trail preparation.



Director Krueger reviewed the proposal received from K & W Electric.  The surveys received from renters of the community center stated that they would like to have more lighting.  After reviewing this proposal the Commission would like to receive a few other proposals for comparison.


Director Krueger reviewed the $19,000 budgeted for the tennis court repairs at O’Hauser Park.  A project of this caliber should be put out for bid.  The commission agreed that this project should be completed before the end of the year.






Commissioner Allen should be contacted on the progress of Pheifer Engineering for the Fritse park pavilion project.


Discussion ensued about the property around O’Hauser Park. 





MOTION: Commissioner Kuehn to nominate Commissioner Gawinski for President.  Other nominations were entertained from the floor.  Seeing none nominations were closed.  Motion carried with President Gawinski for another term of office.


MOTION: Commissioner Zaborsky to nominate Commissioner Kuehn for Vice President.  President Gawinski asked for other nominations from the floor, seeing none the nominations were closed.  Motion carried with Commissioner Kuehn as Vice President.


MOTION: President Gawinski to nominate Commissioner Zaborsky for Secretary.  President Gawinski entertained other nominations from the floor, seeing none, nominations were closed.  Motion carried with Commissioner Zaborsky as Secretary.



Motion Commissioner Holtz; seconded Commissioner Zaborsky to adjourn the July 10, 2002 meeting at 8:15 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.






John A. Zaborsky, 

Secretary, Park Commission