He did say that the park experienced a little bit of damage from the rain, mainly in the parking areas. Sand was brought in to help with the mud. Hite said the Festival Committee is bringing in top soil to place over the sand and then will plant some grass seed.
Park Board members Bob Beiter asked for the specifics on the contract as it related to when the Festival had control of the park. The contract gives them access starting on Sunday prior to the Labor Day holiday and everything should be removed and back to normal by 5 p.m. on the Thursday after Labor Day.
In other business Superintendent Hite pointed out to park board members that City Engineer Rick Gaul will have the bid specs ready for the Nixon Field lighting project by the end of this week. The plan is to advertise next week, hold a special meeting on September 22nd to open bids and then award bids on October 7th. Hite noted that the project would be completed yet this year.