Trees slated to be planted at Daren Baker Memorial Park in Milan

Beth Rumsey
Staff Writer

The Milan Town Council heard a proposal to plant trees at the Daren Baker Memorial Park at the regular meeting on Monday, November 8. According to Steve Gutzwiller, he feels that the park would benefit with trees planted on the ballfields.

Gutzwiller noted that he has received information on a grant from the DNR as well as over 160 volunteers to plant the trees in the spring. He also has plans to include a few trees on the walking path in the future.

The council advised Gutzwiller to contact the DNR regarding the grant application. He was also advised to start with the 32 trees for the ballfields and then add to the project each year. The motion to approve the project was unanimously approved.

Park board president Yatzie Roysden updated the board on the inability to have a quorum to hold a meeting. According to Roysden, there are several issues that need board action, but cannot be resolved due to not having enough members in attendance.

There will be a special meeting with the park board and the town council on November 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall to discuss the park’s master plan.

The Milan Police Department reported eight theft reports; two domestic calls; two traffic arrests and 34 traffic warnings issued in October. There were a total of 60 calls for service that included 23 calls for assistance to other agencies. The reserve officers volunteered almost 93 hours.

Robert Branigan commended Deputy Jeremy Ison for his actions at an incident on October 26. According to Branigan, Deputy Ison held a conversation with a felony suspect who was suicidal until backup could arrive.

All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 13 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.