Park News: September 1999 Coming Events Edition

Tee shirts 2000 debut on Town Day

A new edition of the popular Menotomy Rocks Park tee shirts will be available on Saturday, September 18 at the Friends’ booth. These fashion essentials for the millennium come in a handsome array of new colors and styles. Also available at the booth will be maps of the park, park histories, and general information. Be sure and come by!

Wall 2000 meeting on September 23

The saga of the unsafe, unsightly pond wall continues. The rebuilding of the wall will be the subject of a Conservation Commission meeting on Thursday, September 23, at 8:00 PM at Town Hall. Friends and neighbors of the park may wish to attend and encourage the town to act on the paperwork and construction documents required to fix the wall. Although the FoMRP board voted to donate $12,000 toward the repair back in April, and the town agreed to pay the remaining costs (at least another $8,000 and probably more), progress has been slow. Director of Public Works Richard Bento is responsible for filing Notice of Intent documents required by the state, the Conservation Commission must approve the project, and the town must also advertise and evaluate bids for the work.

Clean-up 1999 set for Saturday, October 23

Bring your work gloves and tools and join this year’s clean-up, scheduled from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 23 (rain date is the following day). New bark mulch will be delivered to the playground, and one team will spread it. Other projects include building a new fence for the South end of the wetland, repairing the boardwalk on the middle path, and possibly doing some erosion-control planting on the steep bank above the South end of the pond.

Memorial benches on the way

Donations have been pledged for four new memorial benches, with two more possibly in the offing. These sturdy and attractive teak benches will soon be professionally installed in sites approved by the Park & Recreation Commission and selected by the donors. For information about how to donate a bench, please contact MaryAnna Foskett at 646-5882.