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Park board pays for path repair

By Staff | Aug 22, 2014

At a Tuesday afternoon meeting, the Rugby Park Board voted in favor of a resolution to pay Knife River Construction for walking path repairs through a two-year loan.

Acquiring the loan through a Bremer Bank-issued certificate of indebtedness, the board would borrow $50,000 against tax rates for the next two years. Rugby mayor and board treasurer Arland Geiszler said that while the final payment on the loan was due in August of 2016, the board may be able to pay $20,000 to $25,000 off early without penalty.

The money would go toward paying Knife River for repairs and overlays made to damaged portions of the path from the North Dakota Telephone Company office to Highway 2. Another overlay was also put on a new section of path between the main walking path and Jaycees Park. Costing just over $92,000, the bill also includes 1,550 tons of asphalt at $122 per ton, 940 gallons of tack and $7,500 for mobilization.

The board also discussed paying Doug Schneider for hauling 144 loads of gravel for the walking path and the Pierce County Fairgrounds. The board would also pay Walker Landscaping for use of a tractor at a rate of $75 per hour for three hours.

The board discussed financials and payments to contracts, including Otter Tail Power Company for fairgrounds electrical, and Dave & Cindy Engeland for cleaning the community building in addition to their usual duties.

The board discussed needing estimates from i design on new signs for the Jaycees Park, one of which was damaged.

The board discussed maintenance issues, including the monkey bars at Ellery Park still being down and an exposed piece of playground equipment not removed from Southside Park.

The board discussed donations including a $100 from Ramblin’ Nodaks, and a donation of two 6-foot picnic tables from Larry and Tootie Fueller.

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