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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mailbag: Save our Lake Leota Lights group: Monday night Parks meeting alert

(Ed.note: I received a reminder from Jon Frey that the meeting on Monday night will consider a motion to remove the lights at Lake Leota in light of the fact that the boys baseball cannot affort the price of running them. I have posted this month agenda as well as the prior months meeting minutes)

The regular meeting of the Evansville Park & Recreation Board will be held on the date and time stated below at City Hall (Third Floor), 31 South Madison Street, Evansville, Wisconsin. Notice is further given that members of the City Council might be in attendance.

City of Evansville, Wisconsin
Park & Recreation Board Regular Monthly Meeting
Evansville City Hall Council Chambers
Monday, March 15, 2010; 6:00 p.m.


1. Call to Order & Roll Call

2. Approval of Agenda as printed.

3. Motion to waive reading of minutes of the February 15, 2010 meetings & approve as printed.

4. Citizen appearances, relating to Park & Recreation but not agenda items.

5. Rod Courtier, SOLE, Concrete marker for Lake Leota.

6. Discussion on ball field lights and possible motion.

7. Chair’s report on actions of City Committees & Common Council on items of interest.

8. Reports/Updates park projects/maintenance

9. Aquatic Report

a. Hiring Employees
b. Park Store

10. Landscape design – take action on design plan

11. Antes Fund – how to use funds

12. Old Business

13. New Business

14. Motion to Adjourn

15. Next meeting April 19, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, January 18, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Evansville Council Chambers

Amended 2-1-10

Present: Ron Carlsen, Jeff Farnsworth, Rich Modaff, Fred Juergens, Sue Merritt, Jerry Krueger, Janis Ringhand, City Administrator Dan Wietecha. Guests: John Decker for Grove Society.

Farnsworth/Juergens motion to approve agenda as printed, unanimous.

Krueger/Juergens motion to approve the minutes of the December 14, 2009 meeting as printed, unanimous.

Citizen appearances - None

Motion to approve the Ground Lease for the Grove Society/Baker Block at Leota Park on a Farnsworth/Juergens motion. After discussion the motion was amended to include “Approval of the City Attorney” on all language, by Farnsworth/Juergens, unanimous. The main motion passed unanimously with the amendment.

Chair’s report on City actions – Chair Ringhand requested that the committee consider removing the lights on the ball fields in the park as the cost has become prohibitive for the amount of time they are used, $3,000.00 annual expense with $200.00 income to offset expense. Another option to consider is charging the Co-ed Team a higher rate to help compensate expense; add advertising to fencing in ball fields as previously proposed. Questions arose as to how often the lights are used and by whom. Chair Ringhand will seek more information for the next meeting.

City Administrator Dan Wietecha shared information about the Baseball & Softball programs. Currently most are breaking even and the City is not subsidizing them. The Baseball program for youth ages 4-12 is falling short by about $3,200.00, the City will not subsidize that expense this year. Dan will contact Jenny Katzenmeyer, Baseball Coordinator, for input on resolving the short fall, either by raising fees or eliminating expenses. Baseball Youth of Evansville, BYE, is another option for youth aged 10-12; community Sponsors are another option to explore.

Old Business – none.

New Business – none.

Motion to Adjourn by Farnsworth/Carlsen at 6:30 p.m., unanimous.

Next meeting Monday, February 15, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:08 AM

    Don't put the wind generator in. use that money to pay for light bill