1, 2004 Parks and
Recreation Board Meeting Minutes
The EllettsvilleParks and Recreation
Board met on March 1st,
2004 at the EllettsvilleTown Hall. Members present
were Darlyne Sowder - President,
Edwin Macatangay - Vice President, L.D. Axsom, Denise Knell, and Jeff
Frownfelter - Secretary. Darlyne Sowder called the
meeting to order at .
Edwin Macatangay motioned to accept the minutes from the Feb 2, 2004, Meeting, L.D. Axsom seconded the
motion.Minutes approved 4-0. (Denise
Knell absent at the beginning of the meeting)
Floor Open for
Public - No public comment.
5-Year Master Plan
No new news
other than still awaiting the final draft of the Master Plan. After receiving
the master plan, the parks board will then forward the document to the town
council for final approval. There was some discussion of writing grants once
the 5-year plan is adopted. Darlyne attended a grant writing seminar recently
and found it very helpful. She showed the materials she received from the
seminar. There is no known person among town employees who regularly writes
grants. The first step would be to start looking for grants. Generally writing
to the grant criteria and fitting those criteria into specific plans for the
town would be the object and potentially have the best chance of success.
Revisions of the
Tree Ordinance were reviewed.Some
specific changes included the requirements for tree ordinance members. The
basic requirement now is that a member must be a resident of Richland or BeanBlossomTownship. The first term of members will now end
on December 31st of 2004. Question of compensation for committee
members is still in question and most likely up to the town board members. The
service terms for committee members were changed in order to fit other board
service times and to provide a staggered changing of members. Terms will begin
in January and officers will be elected in the 1st month meeting. A
budget for the committee will be up to the town council to decide. The Town Council will conduct the final review of the
Tree Ordinance. Denise Knell motioned to forward the tree ordinance to the town
attorney then onward to the Town Council. Edwin seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
There has been
no further information regarding the extension of Hartstrait Road.
Parks Board’s formal request to the Town Council concerning the
legal notice to move the property boundary to the correct position has been
lost as no official records can be found. The parks board was asked to draft a
resolution to obtain the five acres in question and have the current fence
moved to the proper location designating the correct property boundary. A
resolution was drafted during the meeting:
"Based on the Surveyor's Report of May15, 2002, the Harman family is
currently farming approximately five acres of the WishingWellNaturePark.The EllettsvilleParks and Recreation
Board hereby requests that the Town Council take necessary
steps to restore full access to the entire twenty acres of the WishingWellNaturePark."
Jeff Frownfelter motioned to approve
the resolution and Denise Knell seconded the resolution with the motion being
There was no new business.
The meeting was moved to adjourn by Denise Knell and seconded by Edwin
Macatangay. All members voted to adjourn, meeting adjourned at Motion carried 5-0