Troy park changes highlightedJill Berke presented the town of Troy Park Board report to the town board Thursday, Sept. 9, and highlighted recent changes and improvements made to the parks, as well as seasonal closures and accessibility of some of the park areas.
By: By Chris Hamble, Hudson Star-Observer
Jill Berke presented the town of Troy Park Board report to the town board Thursday, Sept. 9, and highlighted recent changes and improvements made to the parks, as well as seasonal closures and accessibility of some of the park areas.
Pemble’s Access has closed during the week, but will remain open over the weekends, and plans are moving forward for a “Park Watch” sign to be put up next spring, providing a phone number for residents and visitors to call should they witness any potential ordinance violations.
Glover Park has also seen numerous improvements over the past month. New picnic tables have been assembled by the town crew and placed near the two ball fields. Along with the picnic tables, bleachers have been installed next to the north ball field. In addition to the new structures, new mulch has been laid in preparation for winter, and several new, native trees have been planted along Eagle Trail. The trees, comprised of five native species (Dogwood, Kentucky Coffee, Hackberry, Hawthorn and Blue Beach) and are between 6- and 10-feet in height.
The town board also approved the reappointment of two park board members whose terms have expired. Both Eric Starr and Greg Small were reappointed to their positions for three-year terms. Small will also resume his duties as Park Board secretary.
Before giving his monthly report, Town Constable Mel Hermansen announced that he will not run for the position again once his term is up.
“The summer wrapped up very quiet,” said Hermansen, noting that activity at Pemble’s Access has been down, attributing the decrease to weather and enforcement of ordinances. The weather also has caused some erosion along trails in Glover Park according to the constable, but has not stopped people from using the park. While the water level remains high due to the rain, the boat launch has been maxed out on several days, seeing an increase in usage from years past, with minimal additional problems.