PARK COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES                                                  October 9,    2002


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


Excused:                       Becky Thone, Recreation Supervisor, Commissioners Clarence Peterson and John Zaborsky

and Mary Heiting Bookkeeper


Also Present:                Ron Krueger Director of Parks & Recreation, Ronald Pavlak Park Foreman,

George Dearborn Director of Community Development, and Jeff Smith Associate Planner

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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 Allen, seconded  Commissioner  Horn  to approve  the minutes  of  October 9, 2002.   Motion carried unanimously.


The Commissioners reviewed the expenditure list in the amount of $16,249.18.  MOTION: Commissioner Horn, seconded by Commissioner Kuehn to approve the bills as submitted.   Motion carried unanimously.



October 1 the Town Board held budget hearings to go through all of the departments budgets.  There was discussion on the Nature Park proposed for the corner of County Hwy. CB and E. Shady Lane.  The Park Commission proposed to pay the approximate $3,500 for the study out of open space.  The Town Board denied this expense request.  Commissioner Horn questioned the Town Board if the Park Commission could start development plans for the proposed nature park next year.  The Board advised that plans should not be considered in 2003.


Discussion ensued about the open space budget.  A re-evaluation of the fee structures from organizations and open space fees collected would be reviewed.  Director Dearborn will look at increasing the open space fees and report on this.


A designation for the open space money was approved for the proposed Fritse Park pavilion study.  The Fritse Park will have a new trail enter this park and will need a new pavilion in the near future.  Plans for this construction should wait until after the budget is finalized in November of 2002.


Foreman Pavlak and the park staff have been working diligently on closing the parks.  Leaves and other fallen debris have been taken care of and the bathrooms are being closed up for the winter months.  It was noted that Mrs. Campbell made a stove donation toward one of the park kitchens.   Bathroom maintenance will include new partitions for O’Hauser.  Discussion ensued about the floor paint which is pealing off.  There will be a few more areas for maintenance this fall or in the spring.


The Community Center needs lights on the outside near the parking lot area.  Wisconsin Electric will replace the lights on the existing poles to improve the efficiency and aesthetic appearance in the area.


Schildt Park study was reviewed.  A draft of the proposed and existing equipment schedules were added to the Park Commissioner’s book.  Commissioner Holtz would like to see improvements made for the pond at this park.  The next park for review will be Palisades.



Commissioner Kuehn review the status of handicapped equipment at Palisades Park.  Director Krueger will check into what equipment is currently available.



George Dearborn, Director and Jeff Smith, Associate from the Community Development Department had presented the updates to the proposed 5-Year Park Plan.  It was noted that the Park Commission will be able to control the open space left in developing subdivisions.






Motion Commissioner Horn; seconded Commissioner Kuehn to adjourn the October 9, 2002 meeting at 8:10 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.





John A. Zaborsky, 

Secretary, Park Commission