The spring and summer months are sure to be a busy time for the Devils Lake Park Board.
The spring and summer months are sure to be a busy time for the Devils Lake Park Board. During the board's regular meeting Wednesday afternoon, members discussed a number of new projects taking place in the community in coming months.
One such project is an addition that is set to take place at the Mike Dosch Memorial Swimming Pool. A patio deck is expected to be completed by June 1st. With the help of a grant received for $19,000, the space is set to feature a shaded structure with chairs.
"We are looking for this to be a real nice addition to the pool," Terry Wallace, Devils Lake superintendent of Parks and Recreation, said during the meeting.
Another project to take place is the installation of new flooring in the lobby and bathroom of Burdick Arena. The flooring, which is made up of the same material that is currently at the facility, is projected to cost around $12,000.
Possible projects also discussed at the meeting were the re-surfacing of the skate park and the addition of adult fitness equipment near Ruger Park.
• Brent Schmitz, parks and facilities manager, gave an update of work to be completed this spring. Ice is set to be taken out of Burdick arena Tuesday. Snow has been removed off the main baseball diamond, he stated. Some landscaping will be completed on the playgrounds at both Ruger and Roosevelt parks.
• The board moved to purchase an activity bus from Harlow Bus Sales. The 2002, 14-passenger bus, will be bought by the board for $7,500. One advantage of purchasing that particular bus is that no CDL License is needed to operate the vehicle, board members pointed out.
• The position of summer baseball coordinator has been advertised. Several applicants have contacted the recreation office showing interest in the position. Applications are due by March 31. The board expects to have a recommendation for the spot during the next meeting.
• A $15,550 Recreation Leadership grant over three years has been received by the park board. The funds will go towards the salary of the summer program coordinator position.
• The board moved to go forward with a notification system for its programs. The system would send calls or text messages including scheduling and cancellation announcements to parents.