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Lyman council addresses town’s parks

Posted: Wednesday, May 1st, 2013


Pioneer Reporter

LYMAN – The condition of Lyman’s parks and the direction to be taken on their upkeep and development has recently surfaced throughout the community.

The parks were discussed in the council’s workshop on April 18.

Councilman Bronson Berg asked the council, “What direction does the council want the Parks and Recreation Committee to take?”

The answer was the council had requested the committee prioritize projects they presented to the council at their planning meeting April 11. It was suggested that the plans for Platts Park go forward first as the plans for Platts Park will be the least expensive and the easiest to complete. The next Parks and Recreation Committee meeting is May 7 at 7 p.m., as is the next Beautification Committee meeting. The possibility of the two meetings being combined was discussed briefly. Both meetings are open to the public.

Gary Hutchinson, Public Works director, reported he has two shade shelters available to place at Platts Park and his department has several octagon shaped picnic tables. With minimal work, the shelters could be refurbished and moved to the park. Hutchinson also said the shredded rubber that is to be placed at the Heritage Barn Park and Platts Park had been ordered. He said his intent is to move the playground equipment at the rodeo grounds complex next to the racquetball court. Hutchinson also plans to move the dirt piles at the site east to the old Babe Ruth ball field and to work on the equipment prior to moving it as “some equipment won’t be put back up according to its condition.”

In reference to the skate park, Hutchinson said he has ordered some materials to repair some of the apparatuses there, but that some are not repairable.

During regular session, the council held a public hearing on the renewal of the Bon Rico Incorporated Liquor license, which was unanimously denied. Town attorney Thayne Peterson said Bon Rico has been out of compliance for three years. The Wyoming State Liquor Commission rules state that the business must be open at least three months of every year and the business must purchases a certain amount of liquor.

“It would be invalid of us to grant it,” Peterson said.

The council also held a public hearing for the renewal of John’s Diamond Club liquor License. Club owner Monica Streeter said she has been the owner of John’s Diamond Club for 1½. The club has had no major incidents. Streeter said, “We have met all state liquor requirements, and we give back to the community.”

The renewal was approved unanimously.

A beverage-catering permit for the Layson/Ballard wedding on July 6, and a beverage-catering permit for the Jensen/Otter wedding on June 29, were approved by the council.

For the complete article see the 04-26-2013 issue.

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