The Culver Park Board will soon hold its first meeting since the public hearing on Feb. 18 held by the town council to garner input from the public as to how things at the park could be improved. The hearing, however, took a different path than was expected as community members offered their opinions on the controversy surrounding the park board in the wake of the discharging of superintendent Kelly Young and Donna McKee, the park activities director.
During the public hearing last month, the community seemed divided regarding the fate of the park. While some felt that the park board should be given more time to make changes and improvements to the park, others felt that the town board should take control of it. Many stated that they felt the park board did need to make some procedural changes and improve their financial accounting and overall transparency, and several felt that the way in which the employees were removed from their positions was, at the very least, questionable.
The regular Culver Park Board meeting has been moved from Wednesday, March 26 to Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m., and the location has also been changed to the Culver Beach Lodge at 819 E. Lake Shore Drive.