Kornmann, 41, was introduced Wednesday at the meeting of the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Board.
He is one of two people who will replace Lee Park superintendent and general manager Gary Nelson, who is retiring this month.
Doug Johnson, director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, said the superintendent opening attracted more than 50 applicants, three of whom were interviewed. Johnson said that Kornmann has a “good background in golf.”
Kornmann graduated in 1989 from Aberdeen Roncalli, where he was a multisport standout. He is the son of Charles and Caroline Kornmann. He worked at Moccasin Creek from 1981 to 1993.
In 1996, Kornmann earned a degree in turf grass management and soil sciences from Michigan State University. After college, he was an assistant superintendent at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill., golf course superintendent at Fox Hollow Golf Course in Rogers, Minn., and superintendent of the Classic Course at Madden's Resort near Brainerd, Minn. For two years, Kornmann worked with C&B Operations, based in Gettysburg. He returned to Aberdeen three years ago.
He and his wife, Cheryl, have two sons: Jacob, 11, and Nathan, 8.
Applications are being accepted until next week for the clubhouse manager post at Lee Park.
At Wednesday's meeting, the board increased fees for the Aberdeen Aquatic Center, Lee Park, Aberdeen Community Gardens and for camping at Wylie and Melgaard parks.
At the aquatic center, daily fees will increase 25 cents. The new prices will be $4.75 for youths 2 to 17, $6.75 for those 18 to 61 and $5.25 for those 62 and older. The price of season passes will rise $5. For youths, for instance, the new price of a season pass will be $55.
At Wylie, the costs will rise $1 per day for tent camping and camping on a pad, $2 for the camping cabins and $10 per day for the large cabin.
At Melgaard, the charge for using camping pads is increasing $2 per day to $24 and tent camping is rising from $13 to $14.
At Lee Park, the greens fees will increase $2 to $24 per day. Memberships will rise $10 (to $270) for college students, $20 for adults (to $460) and $30 for a couple (to $650). The other membership increases are all $20.
Johnson said 2009 was the last time the board increased swimming and golf fees. The department tries to hold the line as much as possible, he said, but fuel costs have increased.
The system of charging for using the Community Gardens is also changing. In the past, gardeners were charged 1 cent per square foot. Now the fee will be $15 per plot.
Fees were also increased for tennis lessons, for Riverside Memorial Cemetery and for the use of baseball and softball fields by Northern State University and Presentation College.
Also at the meeting, Johnson reported that revenue from the Wylie campground rose $32,000 over last year, which was due primarily to the addition of 24 new campsites this year.
The wall at Wylie Park didn't come crumbling down, but it is going away nonetheless.
On Wednesday, the board declared the climbing wall as surplus property. The 24-foot-tall climbing wall has been at the Land of Oz since 2003.
Doug Johnson, director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, said the wall has not been as profitable as expected.
The wall turned a small profit in 2009 but has lost money the last two years, Johnson said. The cost to ascend the wall was $3 for two climbs.
The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department paid $7,500 for the mobile climbing wall and the accompanying trailer, which were used at the time of purchase.