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New city park at Country View; shelter at sculpture park proposed

A new park and improvements of an existing park are on the docket for summer of 2010 in New York Mills.

A playground area has been approved for the new residential development Country View Estates. The New York Mills Parks and Recreation Board recommended $5,000 toward the project, which could be another draw for prospective buyers at the 35-lot development. The Lions, Horizons Club and the New York Mills Civic and Commerce Association will also be approached for donations.

At the sculpture park along Highway 10, a new 24 by 16 foot shelter has been proposed. The park board approved $2,500 toward materials. A preliminary estimate from Homestead Building Supply, New York Mills, showed material costs at about $2,300, but the price of metal roofing material is expected to rise. The $2,500 allocation from the park board should be adequate for the project, stated Dave Braukmann, park board president.

In other news from the park board, a $1,000 allocation was approved toward watering the baseball diamond. Last year, watering expenses totaled about $3,000.

Wood chips for Smith Park and the playground were ordered earlier this month, at a cost of $2,165. The Lions volunteered to spread the chips.

Repairs are scheduled for the Central Park fountain.

The board received a request of $100 for flower planting in the city.