June 5, 2007 Park Board minutes
The meeting of the Ward County Park Board was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Chairman Gruenberg with the following members present: Darlene Watne, Carroll Erickson, Jim Lee, and Jim Muzzy. Also present were Park Superintendent Roger Kluck; Park Manager Steve Fuegmann; and Secretary Barbara Curren.
Moved by Comm. Erickson, seconded by Comm. Watne to approve the minutes of the April 3, 2007 meeting. Roll call: all present voted yes; motion carried.
With Smestad appearing for comment, it was moved by Comm. Erickson, seconded by Comm. Watne to approve the bills totaling $62,957.06. Roll call: all present voted yes; motion carried.
At 8:07 a.m. Comm. Fjeldahl arrived.
Discussion was then held on a quote from Monarch Products for four new toilet riser kits for the Rice Lake and Nelson Carlson Lake restrooms. Moved by Comm. Watne, seconded by Comm. Erickson to authorize the Park Superintendent to accept the quote of Monarch Products Company for four toilet riser kits and labor, in the amount of $1,634.80. Roll call: all present voted yes, except Comm. Lee who voted no; motion carried.
Discussion was then held on matters presented at the Parks Public Hearing including the graveling at Nelson Carlson Lake, Rice Lake road repairs and garbage pickup; electrical updates at Old Settler’s Park and pamphlets, etc. for promotion of the parks. No action was taken.
Comm. Watne requested that thank you letters be sent to the organizations that have supplied grants for tree plantings and installation of fire pits at Nelson Carlson Lake. Kluck responded that he would send out letters to Verendrye Electric and M.D.U. Co.
Kluck was requested to present the full Park Board with a copy of the master plan developed for Nelson Carlson Lake.
With State's Attorney John Van Grinsven appearing for comment, it was moved by Comm. Lee to request the State's Attorney to research the County’s liability and possible premium increase in our insurance before installing the fire pits at Nelson Carlson Lake. Motion died for lack of a second. Kluck informed the Board that he would contact the ND Insurance Reserve Fund for more information.
Discussion was then held on the Rice Lake road and whether the County Park or the County Highway Department was responsible for road maintenance. Comm. Lee referenced a 1986 letter which stated that funding for the pavement into the lake area, the beach and east of the ring road to the boat ramp was under the County Highway Department’s jurisdiction. No further action was taken.
After much discussion about electrical problems at Old Settler’s Park, it was moved by Comm. Lee, seconded by Comm. Watne to direct Steve Fuegmann to put together a plan for upgrades to the electrical system, and once approved, to call for estimates and pursue funding sources for the work. Roll call: all present voted yes; motion carried.
Fuegmann briefed the Board on the spring clean-up that had been conducted at the three parks. No action was taken.
Chairman Gruenberg updated the Board on the possibility of an RV dump in Burlington. No action was taken.
Much discussion was then held on the planting of trees at the three parks. No action was taken.
Fuegmann updated the Board on the 4th of July festivities to be held in Burlington and the burying of a time capsule in Old Settler’s Park. Kluck informed the Board that he would be asking the Sheriff for additional patrol on the 4th of July.
At 8:52 a.m. with no further business, it was moved by Comm. Lee to adjourn.
ACCEPTED AND APPROVED THIS 18th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2007.
s/ Jerome Gruenberg
s/ Barbara A. Curren
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