Brochures and order forms are available.
Other projects at Lakeland are tearing out the east beach staircase and
adjacent bushes, and erecting a shelter near the arts & crafts building for
more activity area. The childrenís art daycamp Cupcakes and Canvas is slated
for Nov. 23 and participants can register at the park website.
Rogala said park officials are planning Burns Harborís first 5K run next
June through Lakeland and the east side of town. The park has discussed
partnering with a professional timing company for the race, and possibly
hosting a band and beer garden in 2013, too.
Councilman and park liaison Greg Miller said coordination will be needed to
comply with the townís assembly ordinance if it isnít amended first.
Rogala also advised heís taken a grant class and has begun seeking
applications and grant awards for the park. The council voted 4-0 with Jeff
Freeze absent to pay the $29.95 per-month fee for one year to participate in
a foundation grant-service website all departments could use.
Miller said the town would pay for the service as long as any grantís
required local matching funds are authorized by the council first.
Also being considered is the feasibility of forming a 501c3 non-profit group
with its own board of directors that would be independent of the town yet
work for the benefit of Burns Harbor parks. Rogala said some grants are only
eligible to a foundation.
Budís Buddies, an independent group formed to benefit Town of Porter parks,
is active there.
Councilman Mike Perrine said he supports Rogalaís research and willingness
to help other departments, and Miller said Rogalaís efforts speak well of