July 5, 2005††
EllettsvilleParks and Recreation Board meeting
The EllettsvilleParks and Recreation
Board met on July 5, 2005 at the Fire Department
Training and ConferenceCenter. †Members present were Jeff Frownfelter, President; L.D.
Axsom, Geraldine McIntyre and Amber Ragle. Edwin Macatangay was absent.
Approve Minutes of June 6, 2005
Geraldine McIntyre made a motion to accept the minutes
from the June meeting. †L.D. Axsom
seconded.† Motion carried.
Approve Accounts Payable/Review Expenditures
reviewed for the previous month.
informed the board that the Fall Festival would like to close the SkatePark and use the area
to build a shelter house for future festivals to be held. He presented a copy
of the design for the shelter house. They received a bid from Robinson
Construction for $35,000. Their intention is to use the existing concrete pad,
which is 50 x 100, take the hump out of the middle and
take the fencing down around the SkatePark. He explained
Don Lewis is willing to revoke the lease between the Richland Township Trustee
and the Parks Board for this project to proceed. The grant money that the Fall
Festival has must be spent by December 2005 and they cannot move forward
without the consent of the Parks Board. The Skate Park Grant/Build Indiana Fund
the Town has can be transferred and the remaining funds can be used for the
lighting and electrical to be finished. Geraldine McIntyre made a motion to
turn the SkatePark into a shelter house and transfer the remaining funds. L.D. Axsom
seconded. Motion carried.
pricing list was passed out from Hall Signs for the signs at the WishingWellNaturePark that was
received from Dennis Williamson. It included the changes that were discussed at
the last meeting.
Shelter House Rental
stated she needed an ordinance to change the Ellettsville Town Code in order to
start collecting a fee for reserving the shelter houses. No action has ever
been taken. The Street Department has already made the signs. The fees
collected would be deposited into the Parks & Recreation Fund Miscellaneous
the other members that some research had been done in Indiana Code and the
requirement is to be a resident of the Town, not a property owner. The Town
Council made the appointment on June 13, 2005.
read a letter he received from the House of Prayer Church. They are requesting
the use of the SkatePark and Campbellís Park area on October 8, 2005 for a celebration. They
will have worship service, basketball, a bike and car show, a puppet show and
face painting. It was mentioned that the SkatePark may be under
construction since they will be building a shelter house in that area. Jeff
Frownfelter will inform the House of Prayer about the possible construction.
L.D. Axsom made a motion to approve the use of the SkatePark and Campbellís Park area on October 8, 2005 for the House of Prayer. Geraldine McIntyre seconded. Motion carried.
There will be a
meeting with the Town Council President and Clerk-Treasurer on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 to discuss the 2006 budget. Jeff Frownfelter will attend and present the
Parks Budget. There was discussion as to what amounts need modified in the 2005
budget. Jeff asked Jim Ragle if there are any anticipated expenses for the
ensuing year that need budgeted for. Jim responded no expenses out of the
ordinary are expected at this time, but wanted to let the board know that one
of the walls at Campbellís Park is in need of repairs and the Street Department will be doing that.
Sandra explained about how the budget process works, what cash balance the
Parks Fund has and what is left to spend from the 2005 budget. It was decided
to put $1,200 in the Secretary line, leave $10,000 in Part-Time Laborer, add a
Stone account with $4,000, take out the Skate Park
Property & Liability and Medical & Accident lines since the SkatePark will be gone,
reduce Legal Services to $200 and reduce Community Support to $250.
informed the other members that $95.00 was received this month from Spicer
Enterprises.† It was for proceeds from
the Coke Machines located at the SkatePark.
L.D. asked the
other members what dates they had in mind for visiting WestBoggsPark. It was decided
they would go on July 23, 2005 and be there at .