PARK COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES                                           SEPTEMBER 10, 2003

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


Excused: Recreation Supervisor Becky Thone


Also Present:

Park Foreman Ronald Pavlak              Administrator Jim Archambo      Bookkeeper Mary Heiting Director Michael T. Kading               Supervisor Barb Hanson              Brian Epley, Pheifer Eng.

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There was a safety seminar held at Palisades Park taught by Paul Zeller of Mueller Associates.  Issues of concern and importance were discussed.  The Commission and Town Board members were present but no official business was conducted.


The Commission meeting was held at the Community Center and was called to order by Richard Gawinski, President, at 7:03 p.m.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and roll call taken.



MOTION: Commissioner John Zaborsky, seconded by Commissioner Roy Kuehn reviewed the August 27, 2003 minutes and made a motion to approve.  Motion carried unanimously.


The Commissioners reviewed the expenditures in the amount of $11,694.82.  MOTION: Commissioner John Zaborsky, seconded by Commissioner Clarence Peterson to approve the September 10, 2003 invoices as submitted.  Motion carried unanimously.



The staff reviewed the correspondence from Ms. Luteran.  Ms. Luteran commended the efforts of the Recreation staff at Afternoon Adventurers.


Brian Epley, Pheifer Engineering attended the meeting and requested information on Fritse Park re-development.  The Park Commission thanked Mr. Epley for coming and said to keep in touch.  Several of the concepts submitted by Pheifer Engineering are being reviewed.


Town Supervisor Barb Hanson had attended the business expo and the Tri County Arena and reviewed the surveillance cameras sponsored by one of the businesses.  Her suggestion was to have some research on this matter as an alternative solution to hinder any trouble at Fritse Park.



Foreman Ron Pavlak presented a list of the items that the staff has accomplished.   A few of the items were expounded on.  The estimates for sewer repair at the Community Center, the batting cage for Palisades Athletics and the Schildt Pond item discussed with the DNR.



Recreation Supervisor Thone was called away on a family emergency.  Her report was read by Director Kading.  A fall brochure was handed out to the Commissioners.  Registrations for the fall programs are now being accepted.  The Commission reviewed the prices for the installation of mirrors at the Community Center.  A suggestion to obtain a quote from Service Glass in Neenah was made.  MOTION: by Commissioner John Zaborsky, seconded by Glen Allen to approve the purchase of mirrors and installation not to exceed $682.12.  Motion carried unanimously.



Director Kading reviewed items from his report.  The Butte des Morts Park issue that the Town Utility Department has a project.  The existing circle driveway design will need replacement because of damage from the construction project.  Director Kading has met with Brad Werner, McMahon regarding possible solutions. 


Mr. Kading discussed the options with Foreman Pavlak about Schildt Pond.  The DNR has been contacted and his suggestions were to 1. Leave it alone, 2. Spray selected species and introduce native species, or 3. Dredging is possible with replanting afterwards.  Further discussion ensued.  It was the consensus of the Park Commissioners that an environmental agency should be contacted for the correct procedures and assistance.






The 2004 budget meeting was discussed and the pending version was delivered to the Commission members by Director Kading.



Motion by Commissioner Roy Kuehn, seconded by Commissioner Herb Horn to adjourn into executive session at 8:02 pm.  Motion approved unanimously.


Motion by Commissioner Glen Allen  , seconded by Commissioner Clarence Peterson to adjourn from executive session at 10:00 p.m.  Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Commissioner Judy Holtz, seconded by Commissioner Clarence Petrson to reconvene into open session at 10:03 p.m..  Motion carried unanimously.


Motion to approve the proposed 2004 budget as presented by Commissioner Glen Allen, seconded by John Zaborsky.  The roll call vote: in favor; Commissioners: Glen Allen, Judy Holtz, Herb Horn, Clarence Peterson, John Zaborsky, and President Richard Gawinski.  Motion carried unanimously.


Motion by Commissioner Herb Horn, seconded by John Zaborsky to adjourn the Park Commission meeting of September 10, 2003.  Approved unanimously at 10:06 pm





John A. Zaborsky,  

Secretary Park Commission