The Odebolt Betterment Committee met May 10, 2011 at the DownTown Café. Present were Phyllis Franken, Joan Godbersen, Linda Godbersen, Janet Leonard, Kerry and Deb Reinhart, Jack Bensley, Madeline Meyer, Freida Stehr, Sandy Host and Roxie Meier.
Meyer called the meeting to order. Last month’s minutes were approved as written. The bank balance is $8,662.
Kerry Reinhart gave a report on progress at the city park. We have finished painting the shelterhouse and the privacy fence around the restroom area; four new windows and six-feet of countertop have been installed; and the Electric Company has finished the wiring update with installation of two ceiling fans.
On May 11, Linda Godbersen and Kerry and Deb Reinhart met at the park to build a flowerbed on the south side of the restroom area. Deb and Linda will work with Amy Stangl on a grant from the Sac County 4-H Foundation to plant flowers in this area.
Odebolt Tree Service has finished removing five stumps and filling in the holes. The rest of the work will be done as weather permits.
Meier was present to suggest future projects for the Odebolt Swimming Pool. The committee is checking on the feasibility of these projects.
Bensley had nothing to report on the county property.
Sandy Host gave a report on the Richland #1 school renovation.
Howard Hustedt wasn’t present. He reported that the memorial plaques should be set in time for Odebolt Creek Days. They will be set between the pergola and the flagpoles.
Meyer and Kerry Reinhart have checked on the trees and shrubs to see if they survived the winter and they have. Meyer will contact Marjo’s to see if the trees in the Greenspace Park should be watered since this is their first year. If they do, she will take care of watering them.
We will set up a table at Creek Days. Deb Reinhart will get some pictures of past and present projects to Linda Godbersen and have them enlarged. Deb is working on new pamphlets.
The next meeting is June 14 at 6 p.m. at the DownTown Café.
If you would like to learn more about the Odebolt Betterment Committee, attend our meetings.
- Deb Reinhart Secretary