Open House to review Temperance River Wayside Rest improvements

At the Tofte annual meeting on Tuesday, March 12, Supervisor Paul James said a design consultant is working with Temperance River State Park officials and the Minnesota Department of Transportation on increasing safety at the Temperance River wayside rest.  The design they are working on would help prevent pedestrians from crossing the highway in so many places.  An open house to discuss the plans will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Schroeder town hall.  James said travelers want wayside rests that they can access directly off the road.

Town Clerk Barb Gervais volunteered to work with the park and cemetery committee on restoring or replacing the pavilion in the town park.  She said she would like to see a timber frame structure put up and would be willing to apply for grants to get the necessary funding.  The group talked about how the structure could be built to shelter people from the cold and how lighting could discourage vandalism.