Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Two boys were Tased at Tanners Lake Park earlier this week.
Two 17-year-old boys trying to sell an iPhone were allegedly Tased at Tanners Lake Park on Tuesday. According to the initial complaint, police responded to an aggravated robbery report. The complainant said that his son came home and reported that he had been Tased by a stun gun at the park. The boy said he and his friend were meeting a man at the park to sell an iPhone. The suspect arrived with two other men and they got into the boy's car. The boy said that the men grabbed both both boys around the neck and restrained them while the third man Tased the boys. The men then took one of the boy's cell phones. The phone was valued at $500. Police observed a scratch on the boy's neck, according to the initial complaint. Like us on …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Oakdale City Council approved the final bid for improvements on one of its baseball fields.
The Oakdale City Council approved the final bid for the reconstruction of the Tanners Lake Baseball Field Monday night. The city has budgeted $245,000 to reconstruct the ballpark. So far the city has spent $202,000 on improvements, including installing new lights last year. All that's left of the project is installing irrigation and sodding in the ballpark's infield. The city received two bids to complete the work for $20,000 or $30,000. The city voted 5-0 to approve the cheaper bid, putting the total project under the city's estimate by approximately $24,000, said Randy Bastyr, the city's Parks and Buildings Superintendent. The baseball field isn't the only facility getting improvements. The City Council also approved a request to …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
The price tag on both projects went up since council members expressed support for them.
Oakdale City Council members said they’re unsure how they want to proceed with two projects that are now going to cost the city significantly more than originally planned. Due to poor soil conditions, the estimated cost to light the baseball field at Tanners Lake Park has now nearly doubled from $175,000 to $297,000. Similarly, the committee working to get donations for a veterans’ memorial to be built outside of Oakdale City Hall has raised $10,000, but needs between $50,000 and $75,000 to complete the project, and is asking for city help. Some council members said they weren’t sure whether they could maintain support for the projects under these new conditions at their workshop meeting Tuesday, July 26, and they plan to hear more …
Monday, July 25, 2011
The council is also scheduled to talk about re-opening the bathrooms at Tanners Lake Park.
Oakdale’s former nature center building already had mold and a rodent infestation. Last Monday, July 18, a large oak tree fell on its roof, according to a staff report to the Oakdale City Council. On Tuesday, July 26, the council is scheduled to determine the building’s fate. The city could use its insurance money to repair the building or demolish it—something that was already under consideration before the accident. “(The parks commission was) really uncertain about what they wanted to do with it—some of the parks commission wanted to eventually fix it,” said Parks and Buildings Superintendent Randy Bastyr. But, with the current situation, it appears, “God made our decision for us.” The parks commission, and city staff are recommending …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Second annual youth fishing contest held at Tanners Lake Park in Oakdale.
The Oakdale Parks and Recreation Department held its second annual youth fishing contest on Saturday morning at Tanners Lake Park. The winners were: