Park and Recreation Board
Members present were Darlyne Sowder, President, Edwin Macatangay, Vice President, L. D. Axsom, and Art Moynihan, Secretary.
Guest: Jeff Frownfelter (potential Democrat Parks Board Member)
L. D. Axsom motioned to accept the
Dave Sorokoty and Deborah Hudson were not able to attend tonight’s meeting. Discussion of the 5-year plan will be deferred to the next meeting.
Darlyne updated the Board on her visit and photos of
Darlyne reported that the Town Council has its first reading of Ordinance 02-13 making it a class E ordinance violation and subject to fine as specified in the Ellettsville Town Code. Art Moynihan motioned, and Edwin Macatangay seconded to recommend passage of this ordinance to the Town Council. Motion carried 4-0.
As well, the Parks Board believes it is important for the Town Council to adopt an Ordinance prohibiting skating on public streets/sidewalks. The Parks Board believes that child safety is the key issue in creating these Ordinances.
The Parks Board held a discussion of the contents of the Skate Park Safety and Maintenance Program and acknowledged the efforts of Deborah Hudson in the preparation of the document. The Board is not certain that a Safety Team is necessary, in that a review of the park inspections could be done by the Board at its regularly scheduled meetings. In addition, clarification of policy purpose[s] for some sections needs to be discussed. The Board deferred further discussion until Deborah can attend to discuss these details with the Board.
The Board discussed the need to begin future planning for
The Ellettsville Journal will include an invitation to
participate in an upcoming article so residents are aware of this opportunity
to serve. Given Kathy Cerajeski’s prior interest in
Dave Sorokoty reported via Darlyne that he discussed the property boundaries at the WWNP with Mr. Harman. Mr. Harman is willing to consider a cooperative solution if Mr. Ridge (adjacent landowner) agrees. We do not have the details of what Mr. Harman proposes as a cooperative solution at this time, but Dave Sorokoty has agreed to follow through with Mr. Ridge in an attempt to conclude this issue.
We had previously discussed the use of the abandoned
utility poles coming out due to the Town of
Darlyne shared copies of the proposed Parks Board budget for 2003 and noted changes for the Board’s consideration and review. Darlyne understands that the Town Council is prepared to pass the budget as stated, unless the Parks Board has any objection. Art Moynihan motioned and Edwin Macatangay seconded to approve the proposed budget for 2003. Motion passed 4-0.
The Board asked for clarification of how the budget is actually developed. We are unclear because some understand the Parks budget to be a revenue-based budget as a separate assessment to property taxes. Darlyne agreed to consult with Sandy Hash in order for us to gain a better understanding of the Parks revenue sources.
Darlyne asked Jeff Frownfelter if he would agree to serve on the Parks Board. Jeff asked questions of the Board as to procedure and general items, and agreed to have Darlyne submit his name to the Town Council for a Parks Board position.
next meeting of the Parks Board will be ,
Art Moynihan made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Edwin Macatangay seconded the motion. Motion passed 4-0 and the meeting adjourned at
Darlyne Sowder, President Edwin Macatangay, Vice President
L. D Axsom