EllettsvilleParks and Recreation Board
February 7, 2005
The EllettsvilleParks and Recreation
Board met on February 7th 2005 at the Fire
Department Training and Conference Room. Members present were Jeff Frownfelter, President;
Edwin Macatangay, Vice President; L.D. Axsom and Geraldine McIntyre. Denise Knell was absent.
Gerald McIntyre is attending her first meeting as a Parks and Recreation Board
Minutes from Previous Meetings
Edwin Macatangay motioned to approve the minutes of the
January meeting.† L.D. Axsom seconded the
motion, motion approved 4-0. Minutes from the Dec. 16th meeting are
Floor Open for Public Comment
Frank Nierzwicki introduced himself to the Parks Board and mentioned his roll with the town
and planning. Emphasizing his role of Director of Planning Services he hopes to
work with the Parks Board in obtaining their goals and possibly obtaining
grants. He mentioned the Heritage trail proposal and the submission for a grant
toward some footbridges in connection with Main Street. He has received
a copy of the 5-year master stating that the town is very fortunate to have
several ideas and plans from which to plan and mentioned the importance of
working together with Main Street and the Town Council to move toward achieving some of the goals.
5-Year Master Plan
final copies of the 5 year parks master plan were received along with a digital
version of the plan. New copies of the plan will be given to the town council
and be provided to the Ellettsville branch of the Monroe County Library. The
master plan will be submitted to the proper department at the state level.
was happy to see the Master Plan finished and was looking forward to using the
plan as a guide for the board to plan, obtain funds and act toward the input
from the community.
No report concerning skate park equipment. One
question is finding out what kids who skate may actually want in the park. It
was suggested that the board seek input from the public, hopefully skate park
users, concerning what equipment they would like to see. A few choices of
affordable equipment could also be made available for input.
The Board will submit a formal request to the Town Council that they move toward
obtaining full use of all acres within the park. A continued concern to develop this
property came up again. Several members of the board recognize the potential of
the property and would like to see more effort put towards maintaining and
marking the trail as well as other improvements making the park property more
accessible to the public.
The plaque mentioning the donors to the park has been
finished. The plaque will be placed in EllettsvilleTown hall.
Parks Board did not receive the specific parks budget
L.D. Axsom brought up the recognized flood plain areas
in Ellettsville and stressed his thoughts on using these areas as park
property. Frank Nierzwicki mentioned he will be at the DNR and hopes he will have a chance to talk
about the Ellettsville area and possible discuss having someone re-examine our
area since the completion of the highway project.
The meeting was moved to adjourn by Geraldine McIntyre
and seconded by L.D. Axsom. Motion carried 4-0, meeting adjourned at .