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Park board begins path improvements

By Staff | Jul 25, 2014

At a special meeting Monday afternoon, the Rugby Park Board decided to undertake a construction and repair project involving the walking path.

The project will involve creating a new section of walking path east of Jaycees Park and joining it with the current walking path at the bridge. Another phase of the project is putting a 1.5-inch asphalt overlay over 1.4 miles of the 3.2- mile path, particularly from North Dakota Telephone Company to the golf course road and from the golf course road to near Highway 2.

The board decided that Secretary Arland Geiszler and newly-elected member Tim Chapman look into securing a partial loan for the project, which would cost more than $90,000. Park Superintendent Ed Yoder and Doug Schneider of Schneider Hauling will get the path prepared for the project and secure the equipment needed.

The board also met July 17 for a regular meeting.

The board approved a motion to increase pay for Dave & Cindy Engeland. The Engelands will be paid $500 a month for upkeep of five park bathrooms – Jaycees, Ellery, Southside and two at the fairgrounds.

The board talked about regular upkeep needed at each of the parks. The monkey bars at Ellery Park, which had been taken down during tree removal efforts, will soon be put back in place. A sign and fence will be put up near Jaycees Park to prevent motorists from driving onto the park, and possibly into equipment. Southside Park will receive new lighting, and concerns over an exposed piece of metal where playground equipment had been previously removed were addressed.

The board discussed the Pierce County Fairgrounds. The multi-purpose community building had received new insulation, and some electrical work was done. A water line will need to be fixed before the arrival of two RV clubs – Good Sams and Dakota Ramblers – in August.

The board decided to pay Mike Mygland for haying, spraying and planting grass and alfalfa on the lot east of the fairgrounds.

Full Disclosure Note: Tim Chapman is the editor of the Tribune.

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