Board to hear community garden proposal


An Oak Creek resident will pitch a community garden concept to the Oak Creek Town Board tonight.

Mayor Kathy "Cargo" Rode-man said Rick Bevan wants to establish a summer community garden and get Town Board input and support. The Town Board meets at 7 p.m. at the Oak Creek Town Hall on Nancy Crawford Boulevard.

Rodeman said Bevan is looking at a few Oak Creek locations to begin a garden but does not have a specific site.

Bevan wants to model Oak Creek's community garden on an honor system. The fruits, vegetables and herbs grown will be available to all Oak Creek residents to share, Rodeman said.

"A lot of people have ex--pressed interest in it," Rode-man said. "It's a neat idea. I think it would be a very cool thing."

In other business tonight, the Town Board will:

Hear an educational presentation from the Routt County Assessor's Office regarding the town's legal descriptions.

Hear a request from Renee Donahue of First Impressions for the town to declare April as the "Month of the Young Child."

Consider a memorandum of understanding between the town of Oak Creek and the South Routt Community Center Corp. that the town will legally own the community center's property until 2015 and will turn it over to the corporation if the board intends to keep it as a community center. The community center is responsible for all upkeep of the building.

Consider a resolution establishing town employee pay ranges. Town Clerk Karen Halterman said the town is overdue in updating employee pay ranges.

Update the town's lease with the Oak Creek Fire Protection District to use the town's old town hall on Main Street because the lease hadn't been updated since 1999.

Discuss contributing 5 percent instead of 3 percent to employee retirement funds.


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