Wood Cutting Near City Park Boundaries Sparks Debate In Sartell
SARTELL -- An issue on wood cutting near city park boundaries has raised questions for Sartell officials.
During this (Tuesday) evenings city council meeting the topic of wood cutting practices for home owners near city parks sparked discussion.
City Administrator Mary Degiovanni says park boundaries (mostly by Northside Park) are hard to determine and the city has had some complaints from residents about not having dead trees cleared out.
A few residents spoke on how they cut dead trees near their property and along walking paths to clean up the trails.
However, this has initiated concern from the council on the safety for Sartell residents volunteering to cut dead trees on park property.
Thoughts on whether the city be responsible if they are injured, would they see an increase in wood cutters near parks, and whether the dead trees be left alone.
During the discussion, the council recommended that staff look into how to best organize the volunteers wanting to cut dead and fallen trees.
The conversation also lead to city staff providing more signs on where the park boundaries are.
The council agreed to table this issue for another time to collect more information and hear feedback from the public.