Dunn Center reestablishes park board

There are some new faces these days in Dunn Center.

Posted May 16, 2014

By MAGGIE PIATZ
Staff Writer

 

Free Stone Company from Waynesville, N.C. covering up a sewer replacement on 1st Avenue North in Dunn Center. The project was discussed during the May Dunn Center City Council meeting.
Free Stone Company from Waynesville, N.C. covering up a sewer replacement on 1st Avenue North in Dunn Center. The project was discussed during the May Dunn Center City Council meeting.

There are some new faces these days in Dunn Center.

Sadie Lambert was hired in March as the new city auditor and is becoming a familiar face throughout town. She can be found each day in the office, wearing her famous smile and learning the ropes to keep the town running smoothly.
Lambert’s husband, Shaun, has also been nominated to the Dunn Center Zoning Board.
Shaun and Tyler Rice appeared at the Dunn Center City Council meeting in April to request that the city council reorganize the park board.
The Dunn Center City Park recently was vandalized and the two said that it was important to have a park board to improve and keep the park maintained.
The council subsequently approved reorganization of the park board.
Rice reappeared during the council’s May meeting to announce that the park board had been established, with him serving as president, Al Garness as vice president, and Sadie Benson as secretary/treasurer. Rice then outlined the park board’s top five projects needing to be completed before all the city’s festivities begin.
The park board planned to remove the old swings and replace them with a new swing set, add additional electricity, purchase trash cans, lay concrete for the addition to the city shelter in the park, and pull the pirate boat out. The boat was severely damaged during the vandalism.
The city restrooms, which also were damaged, will be completely repaired by the end of the month. The West Dunn County Fire Department also has agreed to pay for the new playground barriers.
Daryl Dukart presented the city council with a proposed plan during the May meeting for a new ambulance hall for Killdeer Area Ambulance.
Dukart asked if the city would be willing to donate a piece of land on which to place the hall and Dunn Center Mayor Scott Lynch recommended to the council that it donate the land to the Killdeer Area Ambulance. The council members unanimously agreed to donate the land. The new building for the Killdeer Area Ambulance will be started after the “Rockin in the Bakken” event.
Lynch also presented the board members with a proposition to purchase a new city siren.
Kirk Roll agreed with Lynch, stating that the city’s current siren is outdated.
After discussing the issue, it was agreed to order a new siren for the city.
The City of Dunn Center currently is undergoing a sewer replacement on the west side of town. The Free Stone Company from Waynesville, N.C. was awarded the bid for $496,995. The project will span from Main Street, north to the county road on 1st Avenue.
The sewer project is to be completed by the end of May.


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