The January Park Board meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 by Perham City Manager Jonathan Smith in Park Board Chairman Eric Spencer's absence.

The board discussed:

  • Adding new playground equipment to East Park, especially for children 18 months to 5 years.

  • Possible cosmetic work to the benches in Turtle Park. The benches themselves are sturdy, however, the decorative bricks could use some work.

  • Reshingling the smaller of the two shelters in Paul Miller Park. The shelter will be measured and the board will look into reshingling the shelter at low cost to the city or through donations.

  • The sliding hill project. Fill is needed in order to make the sliding hill. One of the current ideas for obtaining fill is to break down the concrete into fill from the debris from the old high school demo. The state of Minnesota requires that 75% of the debris from the demo be reused or recycled. Repurposing the debris into fill for the sliding hill would meet this requirement. The hill will need to be covered with dirt and short grass once it is constructed.

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