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Parks Board Monthly Meeting Minutes – February 12, 2019

Date and time:  Tuesday, February 12, 5:00 PM.
Present:  Board President Andy Smart, Mike Nicolas, City Clerk Susan Stoll.
Location:  Court Room Attica City Hall.

Andy Smart called the meeting to order at 5:00 PM and read the minutes of the last meeting without changes or objections.

  1. Susan Stoll gave the Board the 2019 Salary Ordinance, maximum pay.

Park Program Director $3135.00 max salary for the season.

Park Program Assistant Director $11.00/hr. (max one).

Park Program Assistants $10.00/hr. (max 4).

Head Lifeguard $9.55/hr.

Lifeguard 2nd year $9.00/hr.

Lifeguard 1st year $8.25/hr.

Concession Stand Labor $7.75/hr.

Certified Pool Operator Pool Manager $3765 salary for the season.

Non-Certified Pool Manager (max 2) $3135 salary for the season

Pool season will be 10 weeks max.

Balance for the Parks non-reverting fund at end of year is $69,689.96

Susan also provided the Board with copies of the proposed and actual itemized budget expenditures for 2017 and 2018 with the proposed and adopted budget for 2019.

  1. Justin Harmeson, a Land Steward with Niches Land Trust attended and provided much useful professional information about the trees, plants, and environment of Atttica’s largest parks and offered advice on their proper management.  After walking the Ravine Park and Arms woods trails, he said he was extremely impressed with the flora of the system and that the forest canopy contained some of the largest oaks and hickories he had seen.

He also mentioned the invasive alien plants that are becoming established and that they would eventually overtake and destroy the present woods if not controlled.

Mr. Harmeson also stated that this is the type of environment that Niches Land Trust likes to help preserve and recommended the type of program that Warren County had participated in with Niches to clear invasive plants and improve Cicott Park.  He also submitted a list of recommended actions.

The Board is very grateful to Mr. Harmeson for his valuable information.

There was a discussion about establishing a tree screen between Ouabache Park and the water treatment plant.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 PM.