Meeting: Dubois County Park Board

The Dubois County Park Board met Tuesday and:

• Told Park Superintendent Bob Gress to work with foresters to mark trees that need to be harvested for the health of the park’s wooded areas. Gress and retired forester Doug Brown walked around and noticed several trees that were either dying or over mature, Gress told the board.

• Talked about ideas to add features and make improvements to the Dubois County Park. A story is on Page One

• Agreed to give county park board members some free days to camp in the park, to give them more of a chance to meet campers and talk to them about their impressions of the park facilities.

• Approved its proposed 2019 budget at $231,430, which is more than 2018’s proposal of $222,415. Most of the increase in the 2019 proposal was a 2 percent increase in salaries and benefits. The Dubois County Council will review county budgets during the council’s daylong budget hearing, which is set for 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at the Dubois County Courthouse Annex, 602 Main St.

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