By Robert Lucke
The Beaver Creek Park cabin lessee who lost his lease was a main topic of discussion at the regular December Hill County Park Board meeting held at the County Jail court room.
This lessee had been in to talk to the Hill County Commissioners to see about renewing his lease.
"He was instructed to come to this meeting and plead his case," Hill County Commissioner Doug Kaercher said. "The commissioners told him he had to see the Park Board."
"I looked around the cabin yesterday," Board Chairman John Goebel said. "It is still a mess."
"He has had several notices through the years," Board member Dean Hanson added. "We don't need to negotiate now."
"If the weather stays good we will get up there and start. We will clean up the place, then sell it, keep what money we need for our expense and give him (the lessee) the rest," Park Superintendent Bernie Golie said.
"How do we sell it?" Board member Kathy Eskestrand asked.
"It is the bid process," Golie said. "We let it for bid and the highest bidder gets it. Anyhow that is how we did the last one."
In other news Board Chairman Goebel reported that he had not been in contact with the Walleye people yet regarding their possible help in further developing Beaver Creek Reservoir.
Superintendent Golie reported that he had hauled gravel half way up Normandy Coulee to improve the access road and completely graveled the road up the coulee where Bachini's, Barsotti's and Huston's have cabins, and is working in Alkali Springs.
The Park revenues tell of a very good 1999.
"There are 1535 cows on the Park now and up until the end of the month we will have made $48,581 approximately," Golie said. "We should hit $50,000. And with permits, cabin leases, camps and hay we will have taken in close to $100,000. It has been a good year as far as the Park making money."
Park Board members heard a report about fencing the Beaver Creek Road from members who are a part of the commissioners Beaver Creek Road committee.
Fees for group campgrounds and renting the youth camp will stay the same for the year 2000. The ten large group picnic areas will rent for $20 per day and Camp Kiwanis will rent for $250 per day.
The next regular Hill County Park Board meeting will be held in the County Jail courtroom, Jan. 3, 2000, at 7 p.m.