SALEM- The Parks Committee of city council will recommend a resolution honoring longtime parks recreation supervisor Dolores Rogucki, who retired a month ago.
Committee Chair Councilwoman Cyndi Baronzzi Dickey said they were awaiting some information from city Parks Director Steve Faber, which they'll use for the resolution to present to city Law Director Brooke Zellers.
The resolution will then be presented to city council for passage. The committee voted to make the recommendation. Committee member Councilman Jeff Cushman was not present, but was excused from the meeting.
Rogucki worked 30 years for the parks department and the Salem Worlds War Memorial Building Association in a combined job, scheduling pavilion rentals, softball leagues and outdoor mens' basketball for the parks and rentals and fundraisers and sporting events at the Memorial Building.
In other business, committee member Councilman Clyde Brown said he received a few phone calls from people asking if the signs at the park entrances reminding residents about the leash laws and the requirement for people to clean up after their dogs could be larger. He said a lot of people don't have their dogs on leashes or clean up after them.
"People are concerned about keeping their parks clean," he said, noting how beautiful the parks look and how people are taking pride in Salem.
If he saw someone walking a dog and didn't see them carrying a bag, he said he would ask them where their bag was.
"I'm not afraid to walk up to somebody and tell them to clean up after their dog," he said.
No action was taken, with the information to be passed on to the parks department.
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