The Sedalia Park Board met at Convention Hall on Thursday night to adopt a fee structure and discussed a few winter activities.

Sedalia Parks and Rec Director Amy Epple indicated the department has never had an official fee structure policy.

With the new fee policy, rental fees at fields will increase by about $5.00. The Parks Department will now charge $15.00 per hour to rent a field in a park and $25.00 to turn lights on for night activities.

An all-day field rental would cost $125 and would require a deposit.

At January's meeting, the board is expected to decide on another fee policy that may affect youth sports for softball, soccer and football.

The board discussed a few repair projects as well, with Epple saying the roofs and bathrooms near Vansell Park have been fixed and the parts for the Destination Playgrounds at Housel and Clover Dell have been delivered. She indicated that prep work is underway. The playground at Housel Park is scheduled to be installed first, followed by Clover Dell.

Board member Roy Poynter indicated the train track at Liberty Park needs some repairs and would like to have it inspected. He noted it wasn't an urgent matter but something to keep in mind after winter. Park crews are also working on the pump house ceiling at Centennial Park.

Epple updated the board on some of the holiday activities within the department, including Breakfast with Santa taking place Saturday. She said the event is sold out.

On Saturday (Dec 15), the department is planning an Ugly Sweater Run at Liberty Park, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Costs and details for the event can be found here.

Ryan Skaith