Since 1964, the boat house shelter at Little Wall Lake Park south of Jewell has been used for meetings, family gatherings and special events. Today there is a concern about the age of the structure. On Friday morning the Hamilton County Conseravation Board discussed the future of the boat house shelter. The concerns include the current condition of the shelter facility. The board will be asking a building inspector to give an opinion on the structure and report back at a future board meeting.
The conservation board spent time looking at the setting of fees for the camping season along with the cabins, shelter and recreation areas. Conservation director Brian Lammers said there are two options for the board to consider. The first one is to keep the fees as the same as last year's. The second is to increase the fees a few dollars to make the difference in the budget. Board members will review the options with a decision to be made at the February board session. The board also tabled action until the February board meeting on setting fees for Briggs Woods Golf Course.
In another matter, the Hamilton County Conservation Board Friday morning approved a contract with Snyder and Associates for the engineering work on the Jewellsworth Recreational Trail. The Hamilton County Supervisors are expected to approve the contract at a future board session.
Krystel Doolittle was named as Hamilton County Conservation Board president for 2013. Jim Richardson as vice chairman with George Caggiano as secretary. The other board members are Mike Brandrup and Roger Lenz.
The next scheduled meeting of the Hamilton County Conservation Board will be held on Thursday,February 28th with the time of the meeting to be announced.