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Park City approves beautification project along Greenleaf, Teske

Updated: May 8, 2013 2:45AM

Park City aldermen are thinking spring even though there’s snow on the ground.

Thursday night the City Council approved a beautification project, suggested by Mayor Steve Pannell, to plant some trees and shrubs in city right-of-ways along the newly redeveloped Greenleaf Corridor and on Teske Boulevard.

“We want Park City to be the Door County of Lake County,” Pannell said with a smile.

He said he has received many nice comments from the public about the new lighting that the city has installed along Greenleaf and Teske.

However, many have also suggested improved landscaping along both the main arteries and elsewhere.

Pannell told aldermen that he has no budget in mind yet. “I just want to get this concept rolling for this spring,” he said. The council agreed.

He said he had in mind planting some seasonal flowering trees and shrubs, some of which he thought could be donated by local businesses and planted by volunteers.

“And I don’t think we should stop with just Greenleaf and Teske. Cornell to the city limits could also use some sprucing up,” he indicated.

In other action, the council voted approval to change its city employee holiday policy. City staff will receive the same paid holidays as the state, the City Council decided.

Pannell said he has been at City Hall on some holidays when only a few people have come in to do business.

“It’s a waste of staff time and causes morale problems when there’s nothing to do,” he said.

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