June 5, 2006EllettsvilleParks and Recreation Board meeting
The EllettsvilleParks and Recreation
Board met on June 5, 2006 at the Fire Department Training
and ConferenceCenter. Members present were Geraldine
McIntyre, Amber Ragle and Michael Griffey. Brett Williamson, President and
Edwin Macatangay, Vice-President were absent. Michael Griffey called the
meeting to order.
Approve Minutes of May 1, 2006
McIntyre made a motion to accept the minutes for the May meeting. Amber Ragle
seconded. Motion carried.
Frank Nierzwicki informed the board the
property on Mustang Drive sold at an auction
to Jeff Fish. Mr. Fish has 2 lots on the south side of Mustang Drive that he would like
to designate as a Park area and turn over to the Town. He would like to see a
small pavilion area, park benches, sidewalks and street lights along Mustang Drive. There is a meeting
scheduled for June 6 at with the neighbors
to discuss what is going to be done in the neighborhood. Michael asked if the
items Mr. Fish would like to see in the park will be provided by him or if he
expects the town to provide them. Frank said the pavilion and benches will be
provided by Mr. Fish, but the town will maintain the property once it is turned
Dennis Williamson stated Brett is still trying
to make contact with the gentleman from DNR and is looking forward to meeting
with him at the NaturePark soon.
Frank Nierzwicki informed the board that the
Town, County and Metropolitan Planning Organization are working together to get
a grant for sidewalks on Reeves Road and Edgewood Drive. They are also
trying to get a Federal grant for a road and sidewalks from Sycamore Drive to State Road 46
Michael Griffey said there is a broken
basketball goal and backboard at the park. New ones need to be purchased.
Geraldine McIntyre made a motion the Parks Board buy a backboard and goal.
Michael Griffey seconded. Motion carried.
Approve Accounts Payable/Review
The expenditures for the month were discussed.
Fall Festival Shelter House
Sandra Hash explained that the new shelter house is now finished and there
needs to be an agreement of responsibility for the new building. The Parks
Board gave permission to build the shelter house on the SkatePark site. The Fall Festival needs the building for only 3 days a year. Michael
Griffey said the Street Department has always mowed this site and will continue
to mow this site. He asked who is carrying the insurance. Sandra replied that
the town has medical, accident and liability insurance that are paid through
this fall. Michael also asked who will take care of the building when it is
vandalized. Geraldine asked who owns the building. Sandra said the Fall
Festival paid for the building through a Build Indiana Grant. She then asked
who pays for the clean-up and maintenance. Sandra believes it should be treated
as any other shelter house in Town. Michael Griffey made a motion that the
president of the Town Council, president of the Parks Board, the Richland
Township Trustee and Jim Ragle of the Street Department have a meeting and work
out the details of who will be responsible for the shelter house and come up
with an agreement. Geraldine McIntyre seconded. Motion carried.
Copies of the
budget papers were distributed to each member and Sandra informed the board
that the budget meetings will be starting soon and the board should look over
the numbers and think about any changes that may need made. Michael Griffey
asked if there is money in the Parks budget for Part-Time. Sandra said there is
$7,300 and none has been spent so far this year. Geraldine thought electricity
should be raised to $2,100 and materials should be raised to $5,000. Dennis
Williamson suggested raising signs to $300 since prices have increased. Michael
wanted to raise Miscellaneous to $200. Sandra will prepare a 16-Line Statement
and see if the increases are feasible and Amber will bring the information to
the next meeting.
the board that $77.00 was received this month for Coke Machine Proceeds
The meeting was
moved to adjourn by Geraldine McIntyre and seconded by Michael Griffey. Motion carried.Meeting adjourned at .