Minutes from Previous Meetings
L.D. Axsom motioned to accept the minutes from the November 1st Meeting, Jeff Frownfelter seconded the motion, minutes approved 4-0.
Floor Open for Public Comment
Michael Probst, a local landscape architect, attended the meeting.
He was here to introduce himself and present his business as a possible partner
in working with the Parks Board and the Town of
5-Year Master Plan
Each member was presented a list of corrections that were needed to the plan. Professor Segedy is scheduled to make all of the corrections and resubmit by the end of the week. In the next week the members of the board should review the current version for any more corrections. Another meeting has been scheduled on Thursday the 16th to make a final approval of the corrected 5-year master plan.
The skate park is still open even though the wooden equipment has been removed. The park will probably remain open throughout the year. It is hoped that new equipment will be purchased and installed in the spring using existing grant money.
L.D. Axsom requests the board develop a regular maintenance schedule for this property. The schedule would include the regular clearing of the existing trail with following billing to the parks department for the costs.
No new business
discussion was held of a memorial plaque for the people who donated money to
the park property. There was some discussion of the type of plaque that would
survive or withstand possible vandalism and still be obviously visible to the
public. The Parks Board feels the plaque is important to recognize those in the
community who have helped provide facilities for the community. The facilities
reservation form was reviewed and approved for use pending 1 spelling
There was a brief review of the budget and accounts of the Parks Board. Of special note in the budget are the Build Indiana funds for the skate park. These funds are slated to purchase some new equipment for the skate park. Memorial park fund still has about $4,000 dollars for improvements and maintenance. There was not a bill for flagpole repairs and a new flag. There was still $19,000 plus dollars in the budget. However, the Parks Board has not received a bill from the police reserve officers that were hired to patrol and protect the new restroom facilities from excessive vandalism over the past summer. The Parks Board expects this bill by the end of the year.
The meeting was
moved to adjourn by