Board member Jim Crawford inquired about the possibility of renting out the
previous park board meeting room. The building has been closed and unused
for two years. Board member Roy Flaherty, executive secretary Hillary
Thomas-Peterson and Park Superintendent Bruce Mathias all agreed the mold
problem makes renting the building impossible. Thomas-Peterson noted that
she has had neighbors calling the Park Department complaining that it is an
Renovating the building would be throwing “good money after bad” Flaherty
said. Board President Emanuelle said that in the long term it would be
better to take it down. Mathias said that it wouldn’t be hard to take down,
but handling the debris would be an issue for the Park Department.
Flaherty said “We could install something there if we tore it down,” but, he
joked, former Parks Superintendent Robert Waskom “poured that slab, so it
might be eight feet deep.” Crawford suggested winterizing the building and
shutting it down for the winter and Mathias agreed.
Thanks to Pat Walsh
The board took note of and will be sending a thank you letter for the
donation by local resident Pat Walsh of a hydro seeder, estimated at $1,500
in value. The park will be able to use the hydro seeder for seeding,
fertilizing and watering.
Superintendent Mathias reported that the park staff has completed:
* Mowing of all units for the year.
* Getting the leaf pick up unit ready, however the leaves have been
too wet to pick up.
* Clearing along the sides of the bike trail.
* Preparing the Santa House for the upcoming holiday season.
* Replacing the light on the south side of the Park Maintenance
compound on the west side of 23rd St..
* Mowing all ponds and removal of scrub trees where native plants will