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Perham parks survey generates strong community response

More than 300 responses to the survey were received in just two days.

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PERHAM — The Perham Parks Master Plan survey generated a bigger-than-expected community response, according to the Perham Park Board. At a meeting of city leaders on Wednesday, March 13, it was revealed that more than 300 responses had been received in just two days.

The responses will be reviewed over the next week. Visit the city website, cityofperham.com , and City of Perham Government Facebook page for future updates.

With spring approaching, the Park Board has several other plans in store. Members hope to collaborate with the library on the creation of a walking story trail, where book pages are laid out along a pathway so participants can read a story while they walk. The Park Board and library hope to make a more permanent story trail this year, versus the temporary trails they've made in the past.

Also discussed at the meeting:

  • KLG Engineering received the 2021 award for Outstanding Leadership in Airport Planning, Environment, and Strategic Initiative, from the Minnesota Council of Airports. The award was for the work the firm did on the Perham Airport Master Plan and Perham Layout Plan.
  • The Perham Municipal Airport's runway length was inspected and found sufficient. The terminal area was also evaluated, and development plans for the main apron, small hangar area, and large hangar area were finalized.
  • The pool at the Perham Area Community Center is almost complete, and swimming lessons will be held all summer. Construction on the therapy pool and the kids playland has also started. Fox Street, north of the PACC, is now paved and usable. New fitness and cardio areas will be open in mid-May.
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