Park and Recreation Board
Other people present during the meeting included Chuck Stephenson and Kelli Witmer from the Monroe County Parks Department.
Darlyne Sowder called the meeting to order at .
Edwin Macatangay motioned to accept the minutes from the January 7, 2003 Meeting. Jeff Frownfelter seconded the motion to accept. Motion carried 5 - 0.
New Board Member
Denise Knell was added to the board
Floor Open for Public Comment No public comment.
Presentation from the Monroe
County Parks members, Chuck Stephenson and Kelli Witmer,
concerning a foot path which would utilize some property owned by the
Ellettsville Parks Board, Town of Ellettsville. The foot path presentation covered
an area path from the Ellettsville town-owned
A high priority would be placed on accessibility and multi-use for
the trail. The possibility of working with Area 10 Agency, the local
neighborhoods, town of
A federal Land grant would be applied for to make the trail a
reality. The grant would help with the purchase of land and construction costs.
The significance of getting the grant and property now is that there are
currently only two landowners involved, Umbarger and
the Town of
For exchange, the trail maintenance will be the responsibility of Monroe County Parks and the town will be able to hook the Wells property to the trail. The town will be achieving the goal of making the Wells property a viable park with a trail system. The trails other benefits would include increasing the value and desirability of housing development in the immediate area.
Within 30 days or so,
5 Year Master Plan;
Professor Segedy will be in Ellettsville visiting the Chamber of
Commerce on February the 20th at the
The Ellettsville Parks Board would like a time frame to be presented to them concerning the plan to accomplish the 5-year plan. The time frame should include the points listed below and some dates when each of the points are expected to be accomplished.
* Forming a committee of people for direct contact between the
* Develop a listing of major issues for the five-year plan.
• Develop a time frame for when information can be gathered from the community.
• Develop a means to gather that information.
• Produce a listing of community assets concerning equipment, property, and cataloguing of the area parks and related facilities offerings.
Milestones for the beginning of the 5-year plan include the official hiring of Community Based Projects and signing contract. The first Draft for the Five-Year Plan can be expected towards the end of March or in April of 2003.
Jim Ragle, Street Department supervisor, will be asked to develop and present plans for the restrooms/multi-purpose building. He will be asked to present the plans at the next Parks and Recreation Board Meeting.
Discussion that more mulch was needed for work to continue this
coming spring. Spring programs for the
Some questions about who really owns and controls the budget, Parks board or Town Council, and the Parks Board would like some monthly feedback on expenditures and monies available throughout the year. Report should include how much money is available, where expenditures are happening, and how much those expenditures are on a monthly basis. Basically a line item monthly Budget report. Parks board should be presented with estimates and proposals of work prior to work commencing for Parks Board approval. Parks Board would work the budget and vote / approve or disapprove of expenditures and send report to the Town Council.
Motion to adjourn was put forth by Edwin Macatangay and seconded by Denise Knell; the motion carried 5-0. Meeting officially adjourned at .
Darlyne Sowder – President Edwin Macatangay - Vice President
L.D. Axsom – Member L.D. Axsom - Member
Denise Knell - Member Jeff Frownfelter - Secretary