PARK COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES                                                  August 28, 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


Also Present:                Ron Krueger Director of Parks & Recreation, Ronald Pavlak Park Foreman, and Mary Heiting Bookkeeper, George Dearborn, Jeff Smith from Community Development


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The meeting was held at the Community Center and was called to order by Richard Gawinski, President, at 7:00 p.m.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and roll call taken.


MOTION: Commissioner Kuehn, seconded Commissioner Peterson to approve the minutes of August 14, 2002.   Motion carried unanimously.


The Commissioners reviewed the expenditure list in the amount of $3,984.49.  MOTION: Commissioner Zaborsky, seconded Commissioner Horn to approve the bills as submitted.   Motion carried unanimously.


George Dearborn and Jeff Smith from the Town of Menasha Community Development Department reviewed with the Park Commissioners that the 5-Year Comprehensive Park Plan will need extensive revisions.  The recommendation to update the 5-Year Comprehensive Park Plan would be needed in preparing the growth plan currently being updated in Community Development. 


There will be a number of meetings to guide in the preparation of goals, objectives and trends where neighborhood parks will meet specific needs.  A land use map will be presented at future meetings and goals for the revision of the 5-Year Comprehensive Park Plan will be discussed.  Hopefully a ‘goal setting proposal’ can be scheduled and discussed by the October 9th meeting.  A proposal and draft of changes should be prepared and forwarded to Commissioners previous to October 9th for assisting during that meeting.






Director Krueger received a request from the City of Menasha Park Director, Brian Tungate.  This request was for financial assistance toward a new skateboard park.  Past meetings between the Town of Menasha, City of Appleton, and City of Menasha produced ideas and location suggestions for this joint venture.


The Park Commission approved a $250.00 donation toward the skateboard park.  MOTION: Commissioner Horn, seconded by Commissioner Zaborsky to approve this donation.  Motion carried unanimously.


Much discussion ensued about the single family residence near the O’Hauser Park property.  MOTION: Commissioner Allen, seconded by Commissioner Zaborsky to request George Dearborn, Community Development Director to proceed to officially map the property on the corner of O’Hauser Park currently owned by Selmer Moseng.  Motion carried unanimously.


The Commissioners then studied the binder containing several proposals and drawings of parks.  The O’Hauser Park plans and proposals were reviewed.  The frisbee golf course layout was also presented.  Commissioner Horn suggested that a small pavilion or covered patio area be included on the future plans for the frisbee golf area.  The next park study should be Fritse Park.  Foreman Pavlak will prepare the existing structures / equipment list, and Director Krueger prepares a list of “proposed needs” for Fritse.


A budget meeting is scheduled for the Park Department on Tuesday, September 17th at 5:00 p.m.  Bookkeeper Heiting suggested a reminder agenda and final budget sheets to be included for review.


The lighting proposals for the activity room in the community center should be scheduled in the next two weeks pending the shipment of supplies.  Superior Electric will be the contractor on this project.



A.     Budget Amendment – Signage Community Center

A resolution was needed to cover the excess expenditure for the new sign and lettering at the Community Center.  A resolution for the Town Board with an attached fiscal note prepared by the Finance Director, Myra Piergrossi was reviewed.

MOTION: by Commissioner Zaborsky, seconded by Commissioner Horn to approve the budget amendment through a resolution #020909 for Town Board of Supervisors approval dating September 9.  Motion carried unanimously.
Director Krueger and Foreman Pavlak met with Fox Valley Asphalt Company to discuss project schedules and needs for the tennis court resurfacing. 



Native Solutions Environmental Consulting, LLC submitted an estimate for planning the proposed nature park on the corner of County CB and E. Shady Lane.  The estimate was for $3,655.  The Commission would like to invite Randall Maurer to speak to the Commissioners in September.



Motion Commissioner Holtz; seconded Commissioner Horn to adjourn the August 28, 2002 meeting at 8:30 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.






John A. Zaborsky, 

Secretary, Park Commission