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 parks 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