Grand Marais to reduce number of members serving on park board

At the Wednesday, January 8 meeting of the Grand Marais City Council, City Administrator Mike Roth recommended reducing the number of Grand Marais Park Board members from seven to five. Roth said the board hasn’t had seven members in a long time.

The city council agreed and voted to reduce membership from seven to five. An ordinance to make the change will be drawn up, with the first reading at council’s next meeting.

The park board is now comprised of new appointee James Dusheck, Walt Mianowski, Bill Lenz, Robin DuChien and Sally Berg. The terms of Tracy Benson and Paul Anderson expired at the end of 2013, and neither sought re-appointment.