SYRACUSE — Syracuse Park Board met for its regular meeting Monday evening, April 9, at the community center. The meeting was spent discussing and approving of revisions made to community center rentals and new food truck and concessionaire policies.
Jerry Riffle reported Syracuse did receive the Tree City USA award, an award the town has received for several years. Riffle went on to explain to the board everything involved in planting a tree including the soil type, tree size and spot size to show the right tree needs to be planted in the right place, in the right way. Much thought goes into tree planting in the town.
Last month, the board spoke about updating the community center reservation form. Parties with alcohol are now only allowed within celebration hall and the Kiwanis room. Only local non-profits who propose to the board will be allowed to rent the gym with alcohol.
An application was created for a food truck or concessionaire that may want to set up at a park, which displays the policies that can be enforced upon as necessary. Regulations include a $25 fee, clean-up, health permits and insurance requirements. The board approved of the food truck and concessionaire regulations.
Judo and pickleball continue on a regular basis.
The princess party will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 14. There are a few spots available at $15 per child and $10 per adult.
The Major League baseball pitch, hit and run competition is free for kids ages 7-14. Kids can test their softball and baseball skills at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Harold Schrock Athletic Complex. The winner will advance to a sectional competition.
The annual Touch A Truck event will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the community center. It’s a free event for kids to explore trucks, tractors and other large vehicles. Several law enforcement agencies will be present along with construction equipment, a semi truck, the national guard and a monster truck. There will also be safety related activities.
The artisans and farmers market begins Saturday, May 12. New vendors are always welcome to participate.
Registration is open for the Mudtastic Classic that will take place Saturday, June 23. Anybody can register at the community center or online at www.runreg.com/mudtasticclassic. Cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child.