The Pool State Inspector visited us on Wednesday morning, and great news that it is, we are closer to officially reopening Aageson Pool! With the Inspector’s assistance, we will be making sure everything is safe for the children!
This brings to mind more volunteers to Thank for all the intense work that has been accomplished to get the pool building ready! THANK YOU TO: Darrell Anderson and Todd Hearley for taping up plastic, with assistance from Connie Bickel and Sheri Groll. Travis Cain and Todd Hearley for spray painting all the entire outside walls and ceilings. Sue Anderson and Lisa Anderson for removing plastic, plus cleaning and painting the concession stand. Jodi Bostedt, Julie Bostedt, and Brea Bostedt for removing tape and tape residue around building roof. Curt Arnold for painting both bathrooms. Connie Bickel for cleaning lockers, showers, and painting. Jodi Bostedt for scrubbing down the Dr. Aageson Memorial Stone to bring it back to its brilliance. OraLee and Dennis Martin for painting doors, frames, and poles. Jodi Bostedt and Mike Burkowski for repairs on door frames, securing pipe, painting. Darrell Anderson and Mike Gibeault for replacing poles and counter tops. Jodi Bostedt and Jeff Bostedt for power-washing all the floors (other than bathrooms) and parts of the sidewalks in the facility. Sheri Groll, Sue Anderson, and Lisa Anderson for getting the concession stand completely ready-to-go.
The Forestry Committee has been dedicated to formulating a plan for the Emerald Ash Borer tree disease, which is as close to us as Brown County. At their April Regular Council meeting, the City Council passed the Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan, copies of which are available on the City Hall counter. At this time we would ask that you identify whether you have any ash trees on your property, and let us know. We can then build an inventory. We also ask that, with the information contained in the Management Plan, you help us to monitor these trees. If you need help in identifying whether you have an ash tree, please drive to the movie theatre located by Aageson Pool. At the right corner are 2 ash trees marked with orange ribbon tied around them.
This also was the main reason that the Firewood Policy at the Campground was changed, to help prevent any diseased wood from being brought it. This policy, of course, has brought up the question – “How are we going to prevent citizens from burning any kind of firewood in their fire pits?” My answer to that is – I believe that our people want to prevent this disease from taking over our ash trees, and will do everything in their power, TO NOT burn diseased ash firewood. I believe they will be watchful, because they care:
IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP: 1. Dedication of Anchor at Breakwater Park on Friday, June 5th at 2:00 p.m., with the Melvin Brunette family who gifted Oconto with this historic remnant. 2. Grand Reopening of Aageson Pool on Saturday, June 6th – Noon to 5 p.m. – Ceremony at 1:00 p.m. Guests attending will be Dr. Aageson’s son Tom and daughter Christine, with her daughter and fiancé. The pool’s recent benefactor (also an Oconto native), K.C. Stock and his family has also been invited, and we hope they will be able to attend. Rep. John Nygren, Sen. Dave Hansen, and Camille Solberg from Sen. Ron Johnson’s office, and Dave Kubiak of Pool Works (who was instrumental in the needed repairs) will also be there. Please support your Oconto events!
Have A Great Day! And remember, “When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Victoria Bostedt, Mayor for Oconto