February 1, 2011 Regular Meeting
Minutes of the Ward County Park Board
February 1, 2011
The meeting of the Ward County Park Board was called to order by Chairman Gruenberg at 8:00 a.m. with the following members present: John Fjeldahl, Bruce Christianson, Carroll Erickson, and Jack Nybakken. Also present was Highway Engineer Dana Larsen, Park Manager Steve Fuegmann and Secretary Nicole Shaw.
Moved by Mr. Nybakken, seconded by Mr. Erickson to approve the minutes of the December 6, 2010 meeting. Roll call vote: all voted yes; motion carried.
Moved by Mr. Erickson, seconded by Mr. Fjeldahl to approve the bills totaling $5,715.56. Roll call vote: all present voted yes; motion carried.
Dana Larsen reminded the Board that a new Chairman and Vice Chairman needed to be elected. Mr. Christianson nominated Mr. Ken Kitzman as Chairman; seconded by Mr. Nybakken. Mr. Christianson moved nominations cease; seconded by Mr. Fjeldahl. Roll call vote: all present voted yes; motion carried.
Mr. Christianson nominated Mr. Nybakken as Vice Chairman; seconded by Mr. Fjeldahl. Mr. Christianson moved nominations cease; seconded by Mr. Fjeldahl. Roll call vote: all present voted yes; motion carried.
Mr. Gruenberg passed the gavel to Vice Chairman Nybakken.
Moved by Mr. Gruenberg, seconded by Mr. Erickson to approve and authorize Chairman to sign the Renewal Water Board Agreement for 2011 in the amount of $18,300.00. Roll call vote: all present voted yes; motion carried.
Park Manager, Steve Fuegmann appeared. Steve presented bids for the Old Settler’s Park bathroom remodel. The Board discussed the fact that the current bathrooms and showers cannot be upgraded to make them handicapped accessible. It was suggested that Steve look into having a handicap unisex bathroom/shower. Steve will look into the cost of this.
Moved by Mr. Christianson, seconded by Mr. Erickson to accept the bid from Craft Builders Inc. in the amount of $16,578. Roll call vote: all present voted yes; motion carried.
Micheal Braun, Shelly Zumbaum, and Bob Hargrave from the Rice Lake Association appeared. Mr. Braun discussed the fishing dock and the make-shift path that campers have created to access the waterline at the lake. He stated that there are many hazards in the water and that the dock itself becomes completely submerged and cannot be seen by people on water craft vehicles. The Association is asking that the dock be removed and that a beach area be updated or created to help with the increased traffic to the lake.
The Board agreed that the dock this spring should not be placed back into the water. The Board also discussed that Steve should review the areas discussed to see if a new beach area could be created or expand an existing area.
Mr. Braun also asked to place a fence along the garbage area near the lake. The fence would be paid for by the Association but would be placed on park property. The wind blows trash from the dump site area around into the grass and trees. The Association is hoping that a six or eight foot fence would help alleviate this problem. Moved by Mr. Christianson, seconded by Mr. Erickson to approve the placing of the fence behind the garbage area pending the review of Dana Larsen. Roll call vote: all present voted yes; motion carried.
Moved by Mr. Gruenberg, seconded by Mr. Erickson to accept the 2010 Year End Revenue and Expense report as presented. Roll call vote: all present voted yes; motion carried.
The 2011 Budget was reviewed by the Board.
The Board was also advised that the Senate Bill No. 2191 (which would require the publication of Park Board Minutes) was withdrawn.
At 8:56 a.m., with no further business, the meeting was adjourned.
ACCEPTED AND APPROVED THIS 3rd DAY OF MAY, 2011.
Chairman, Ward County Park Board
Secretary, Ward County Park Board
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