Ellettsville Parks and Recreation Board Meeting Minutes

April 5, 2004


The Ellettsville Parks and Recreation Board met on April 5th, 2004 at the Ellettsville Town 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 7:00 PM. 


Minutes from Previous Meetings

There were no minutes available from the previous meeting to review. These will be attended to in the next meeting.


Floor Open for Public Comment

Brian Mobley intended to speak to the Parks Board but was not able to attend the meeting.


Old Business

5 Year Master Plan

There was a brief discussion of the note from Prof. Segedy concerning completion of the Five Year Master plan. Darlyne will provide a brief history of the Parks Board. This plan will be the first official plan for the town. Sandy will be able to provide necessary synopsis covering the terms of Parks Board members, general budget and revenue sources for the Parks Board. The board was also asked to provide a mission statement for the Parks Board. The following mission statement was conceived by the board and will be used in the five-year master plan document.

The mission of the Ellettsville Parks and Recreation Board is to provide and maintain safe and attractive recreational facilities, activities and opportunities for all Ellettsville residents and visitors.

With the mission statement motioned for approval by Denise Knell and seconded by Edwin the statement was voted on and approved 5-0. This should provide the requested information from Prof. Segedy and therefore bring to completion the master plan.


Skate Park

No new information specific to the Skate Park.

The multi purpose building and restroom facility located near the Skate Park is expected to be complete within a two to three week period per Jim Ragle.  He asked about paint colors and suggested the old restrooms at Campbell's Park not be opened to save money. Provided the new facility will be available, not opening the old facility should not be a problem. Paint colors of white and off-white were approved.


Wishing Well Nature Park

The resolution to act on and resolve obtaining full access to all property belonging to the town and moving the fence to define the correct location was signed by all members of the Parks Board. The matter is now in the Town Council's hands for action and closure.


Memorial Park

No new information specific to Memorial Park.


Campbell's Park

A letter from INDOT stated the need to utilize some of the Campbell's Park property. Using a map detailing the bridge proposal the Parks Board members voted to give a small portion of the park to the state to facilitate the completion of the bridge in the near future. According to the INDOT proposal there will still be a parking lot in the same location. The board members feel that this is in the best interests of the community and does not deter from the use of the park. Denise Knell motioned to donate the small parcel of property to INDOT for construction and L.D. Axsom seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0



No new information specific to the budget.


New Business


The Ellettsville Tree Ordinance was approved by the Town Council. This makes the Tree Board an official entity. Tonight, the acting tree board, i.e. the Parks Board members, agreed and made some changes to the objectives. In the future, the interim tree board will meet immediately following the Parks Board meeting. Next month will be the first official Tree Board meeting for the Town of Ellettsville.



The meeting was moved to adjourn by Edwin Macatangay and seconded by Denise Knell. All members voted to adjourn, meeting adjourned at 8:37 PM. Motion carried 5-0