There were several annual contracts the Park Board had on their agenda to approve including The Yellow River Festival. This year’s agreement is for Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd. The contract with the park requires the Yellow River Festival to pay the city 10% of the booth rental income.
The annual Farmers’ Market contract begins in May and continues through October. The market will use the area now in River Park Square every Saturday and10% of the booth rental income will be paid to the city monthly.
Encore Performing Arts annual agreement for use of the Young Amphitheater for June July and August was approved. Encore will pay to the city, 10% of the gross ticket receipts if admission is charged to enter the events.
Delta Theta Tau will be selling concessions during Encore’s Music in the Park events and also needed to sign an agreement with the city. Delta Theta Tau will pay to the city 10% of all net profits.
In other business the Plymouth Park Board approved the request of Nancy Cox from the Humane Society for a Family Pool Pass to be used as an auction item at the Catsino/Money for Mutts night on April 20th.
For many years the Boys and Girls Club of Marshall County have worked a deal with the park Department to allow them to bring kids two days a week during the summer to the pool for a few hours in the afternoon. Since the inception the amount has been $300. The club will also provide a certificate of liability insurance and no less than 4 staff members to assist with the kids they bring.
The Boys and Girls Club’s Green Machine Team will be donating their services to the park department on a beautification program. Members of the team receive service points for their activities.
The Park Board also approved the request of Cardinal Services for free use of the Lion Club Pavilion on June 18th for a luncheon and the request of Liz Hershey from Learning Tree to use the Conservation Club House this summer for day care for $200 weekly.
There was a question from the audience on a sidewalk plan for Centennial. The woman asked about improvements for walkability in the park noting that to get from one side of the park to the other you must walk in the roadway. She also commented that walking on Randolph from the high school to Plymouth Goshen Trail there are no sidewalks and stated that it is unhealthy and unsafe to have children and parents pushing strollers on the roadway.
Superintendent Mike Hite said they had nothing in their Master Plan concerning the addition of sidewalks in the park to address her concern. It was suggested that they might look at a grant opportunity to address he concern