July 2, 2012
Ellettsville Parks Board met in a regular meeting on Monday, July 2, 2012 at
the Ellettsville Fire Department Training and Conference Room,
Pledge of Allegiance
Jimmie Durnil led the Board in the Pledge.
Members in Attendance
Board members Jimmie Durnil, President; Richard Pease, Vice President; Phil Rogers and Claudetta Kelly, Secretary, were in attendance. Geraldine McIntyre was absent.
Approval of Minutes
Jimmie Durnil entertained a motion for the approval of the minutes for the regular meeting on June 4, 2012.
Review of Accounts Payable Expenditures
Claudetta Kelly stated the current balance is $32,189.91.
Durnil opened a discussion on the benches the Parks Board wants to
purchase. The total cost to purchase the
two picnic tables and shelter is approximately $9,800 and $750 for shipping
it. He went to the Clerk-Treasurer’s
office and was advised there wasn’t enough money appropriated to spend this
year. The Parks Board can only spend
$4,800 this year. If they buy one bench
it would be $3,000. He called Linda
Forster and she said that would be fine.
He requested she send a receipt.
The weight of one bench is less than a third of the original weight but
the shipping is still $750. He tried to
make arrangements to pick up the bench in
Phil Rogers had also talked to Sandra Hash and she told him there is not enough money appropriated. He told her to appropriate more money, it’s not difficult. Mr. Durnil said Ms. Hash told him they would have to appropriate it next year. He has asked Ms. Hash to appropriate $10,000 so they will have $14,000 to spend next year on the equipment. They will try to purchase the picnic tables for next fall.
Jimmie Durnil entertained a motion for the amount of money to appropriate for purchasing picnic tables in 2013. Phil Rogers made a motion to appropriate a total of $20,000 to purchase equipment in 2013. Richard Pease said that was correct.
Durnil talked to Amber Ragle in the Clerk-Treasurer’s office about the
gathering for Verda Slinkard. He had
requested the person coordinating the gathering attend this meeting to discuss
it. He’s having some reservations about
it. He doesn’t think they can back off
the approval to not make them pay the down payment. They have paid $100 and the check has been
cashed. The problem is Ms. Slinkard is
going to retire and she will take a similar job with similar pay in
Phil Rogers talked to Town Marshal Tony Bowlen about closing the park at 10:00 p.m. Children shouldn’t be down there after that time without adult supervision. Marshal Bowlen told them there was only so much they can do and they do patrol it. They see the police coming and just hide.
Jimmie Durnil advised the pep rally for the softball team went well. The men’s restroom had a little problem. Someone had gotten sick and left a mess.
Jimmie Durnil announced the next meeting is August 6, 2012.
Phil Rogers made a motion to adjourn. Motion carried. The meeting was adjourned.