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9 Comments

  1. PAUL MISKIMEN

    Mar. 30, 2020

    We are going to try PGR's on our athletic fields to reduce our mowing needs and pre/post emergent on our skinned infields to reduce how often we need to drag them. Is anyone else thinking the same?

    1. PAUL GRIFFIN

      Mar. 31, 2020

      We are thinking along the same lines at this point. As you all know with so many unknowns it is difficult to come up with a plan. I still don't know if we will have seasonal staff, what facilities will be open and if they are when that will happen, and finally what construction projects will be moving forward. I guess it really is a one day at a time world right now.

  2. PAUL GRIFFIN

    Mar. 26, 2020

    Question for those that aren't coming into work how are you dealing with trash?

  3. PAUL GRAHAM

    Mar. 26, 2020

    Eagan put closed signs at all play structures today

  4. PAUL GRIFFIN

    Mar. 26, 2020

    We have signage in place and currently no plans to do any fencing.

  5. PAUL MISKIMEN

    Mar. 25, 2020

    What are some of the things people are doing with their playgrounds? I saw Edina closed theirs completely and fenced them off. Anyone doing any kind of cleaning/disinfecting program? In Burnsville, for now, we are just planning on adding informational signage at the entrance to the playground.

    1. PAUL MISKIMEN

      Mar. 26, 2020

      Now that the Governor has issued the stay at home order, and listed playgrounds as an example of what is closed, is anyone doing anything special with them? We are planning on just adding signage that states they are closed. It doesn't seem feasible for us to fence them off since we have 52 of them.

    2. PAUL GRAHAM

      Mar. 25, 2020

      Thanks Paul for starting this blog. On March 17 Eagan went to an essential services only and plan to continue that through March 29 as of today. Our maintenance staff are home and not working. Supervisory staff are working remotely as best they can. We are making plans for when we do bring staff back and what the priorities will be. Eagan has not shutdown or closed any parks or any site specific destinations such as the dog park or playgrounds, all facilities and city buildings are closed. Supervisors have conducted phone interviews with potential seasonal employees with the hope of hiring/on-boarding in late April or early May.

  6. PAUL MISKIMEN

    Mar. 24, 2020

    In Burnsville we have shut down all spring athletic programs, water features, shelter rentals and recreation programs. We have also suspended hiring of any seasonal staff. Are others having a similar response? What do maintenance practices look like on athletic fields that are not being used?