By Robert Lucke
The grazing season is in full swing according to reports at the Hill County Park Board meeting last week.
Park secretary Donna Golie said that there are 2,125 animal units in Beaver Creek Park. People driving through the park are urged to use extreme caution, particularly in the lower areas of the park where cattle tend to stay close to the highway, she said.
In addition to posting cattle-at-large signs, park officials have installed a flashing light at the entrance to the area where the cattle graze.
Park board members expressed concern that the local pistol group, which receives $750 a year from Hill County, did not send a claim in for payment this year. Members had already twice approved paying the club out of the present budget.
Acting park board chairman Dean Hanson asked the board to approve the 1999 park grazing procedures developed by the Beaver Creek Grazing Committee in August.
Make corrections now or forever hold your peace, he said. The grazing resolutions for 1999 were approved.
Park board member Kathy Eskestrand questioned the status of the Baily and Anderson cabin leases which were to be sent termination letters in May. Park officials said said they would look into the status.
The next meeting of the Hill County Park Board is slated for Oct. 4, at 7 p.m., in the courthouse meeting room.