The Plymouth Park Board met Monday, March 2nd at the Conservation Clubhouse.  The meeting was called to order by Board President, Dave Morrow.  The February meeting minutes, financial report and donation were approved.

Park Superintendent Mike Hite gave his superintendent’s report.  Park staff is getting the baseball and softball fields ready for the start of the Plymouth High School season.  Outside lights at the pool were replaced with LED s and continued maintenance was done on vehicles preparing for spring.

Agreements with the Troyer Group and Priority Project Resources, Inc were approved.  The first Troyer Group agreement was for creating the design concept and schematics for Phase II of River Park Square.  The cost for this agreement is $14,500.  The second Troyer Group agreement was for the basic construction documents for the final phase at Freedom Park.  This will include pouring a pad, swing installations, sidewalks and drainage work.  The cost for this work will be $6710.  The final agreement that was approved with Priority Project Resources, Inc was for an OCRA certified grant writer, Shannon McLeod.  The cost for her services will be $5000.

The 2020-2025 contracts with the Marshall County Blueberry Festival was passed by the Park Board.  The contract remained essentially the same with the only changes being some clarification in the payments for electric usage.  The Blueberry Festival committee was also given authorization to come in early for set-up with the exception of the pavilions.

Permission was given to Superintendent Hite to advertise for Summer Employment.  Anyone interested in a summer position with the Parks Department needs to pick up an application at the Park Office, 1660 N. Michigan Street.   Applications need to be turned in to the Park Office by 4:00 pm on April 3, 2020.

The public is reminded that Park Board meetings are open to the public.  Meetings are the first Monday of the month at 5:00 pm at the Conservation Clubhouse.