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City council hears plan to renovate Hinman Park fields

GLENWOOD CITY — A renovation of Hinman Park has been discussed several times over the year at regular council meeting and Brent Standaert provided the council with a plan that would change the two ballfields at Hinman Park.

Standaert was at the council meeting to discuss the upcoming Summer Recreation program and the plan for the fields. The plan would move the two fields so that the first baseline of one follows the third baseline of the other.

Basically, the east field would stay about where it is now and the field that has home plate near the corner of Oak and Seventh Street would be rotated so that home plate backups with the other field.

Standaert told the council that he was at the fields and did inspection of some equipment including the two pitching machines, which both were in good working order, but he noted some electrical problem in the area. He also told the council about new equipment he had purchased. A drawing of the proposed ballfield layout is pictured.

In other council action they heard from Don Munkwitz about the planned Veterans Memorial, which will be located on the vacant lot at the northwest corner of Oak and Second Street.

They heard the Library report from council member Nancy Hover who indicated that the library is be celebrating National Library this week. She noted that kids aged 4 to 11 have the opportunity to enter Culver’s Drawing Contest. The Library will also have a book and bake sale.

Police chief Robert Darwin informed the council that his department and the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department is working on thefts from the storage facility along Seventh street. Darwin reported that several units had the locks cut off the doors and people reported items missing.

The council approved operator’s licenses for Ellie M. Tylee, Lori A. Polonec and Lauren G. Sanderson. They also approved the request from M&M Bar for their summer outdoor music events. They also will allow them to have it run until midnight, which is one hour longer than previous years.

And, finally, Mayor Larson noted that the annual organizational meeting of the council would be next Tuesday at the community center at 6:30 p.m. He also said that they would hear the annual report from the city auditor.