August 1, 2016





The Ellettsville Parks Board met in a regular meeting on Monday, August 1, 2016, at the Ellettsville Fire Department Training and Conference Room, 5080 West State Road 46, Bloomington, Indiana.  Jimmie Durnil called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Members in Attendance

Jimmie Durnil, President; Holly Nethery, Vice President; Claudetta Kelly, Secretary; Amy Slabaugh and Carol Hoobyar were present.


Approval of Minutes

Jimmie Durnil entertained a motion to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Holly Nethery made a motion to approve the minutes.  Amy Slabaugh seconded.  Motion carried.


Accounts Payable

Jimmie Durnil reviewed Accounts Payable.  They’ve used 69% of their budget and they have a balance of $8,000.  The work done on the wall will reduce their balance below $5,000.  Ms. Nethery asked if that includes their salaries.  Mr. Durnil answered their salaries have already been deducted.


Old Business

Jimmie Durnil asked about the solar lights on the Heritage Trail (“Trail”).  Ms. Nethery advised she sent information to Mike Farmer, however, he advised he would have someone look for the lighting.  Mr. Durnil will be meeting with Mr. Farmer and will tell him the Parks Board will order the lights.  He asked Ms. Nethery to confirm the lights are still available.  He also asked Ms. Nethery to look for red, white and blue lights for Memorial Park by the library.  There was a discussion regarding lighting style and placement.  All agreed on the proposed lighting.


Jimmie Durnil advised the bench made by the Boy Scouts has been set on the Heritage Trail.


New Business

Carol Hoobyar presented a list of questions and concerns from Main Street.  Jimmie Durnil read the questions and concerns as follows:


Who is responsible for cleaning around the bridge between the parking lot and Trail?  Mr. Durnil asked if they’re referring to the roadway or in the creek.  Ms. Hoobyar answered along the creek where the trees have grown almost over the bridge.  They want it cleaned out. 


Camera along the Trail.  Ms. Hoobyar said Main Street is referring to cameras used in department stores or the kind wired into the Police Department for monitoring.  They want to monitor the entrance.  Mr. Durnil asked who will monitor and review it.  Ms. Kelly thinks a camera would be a perfect target for vandals.   Mr. Durnil stated Main Street will have to come up with a way to fund, maintain and monitor the camera.  They will have to bring this to the Parks Board.


Who will take care of the signs for the parking lot across from Old Town Hall?  Mr. Durnil said that isn’t Parks Board jurisdiction.  It is public parking.  Ms. Nethery agrees.  Ms. Hoobyar said Main Street thinks public parking lot signs would encourage people to take the Trail.  Mr. Durnil will talk to Danny Stalcup about public parking signs.


Could they use Old Town Hall for Santa?  Mr. Durnil answered yes.  They’ll need to make a formal request.  Ms. Nethery asked who would be responsible for booking Old Town Hall.  Sandra Hash handles booking the shelter houses.  Mr. Durnil said Ms. Hash would be responsible for it.  They can go to the Clerk-Treasurer’s office to complete a form.   They won’t charge for the use of Old Town Hall.  Ms. Nethery asked if eventually they will charge a rental fee.  Mr. Durnil answered yes. 


Main Street is requesting permission to purchase caps for three columns.  Mr. Durnil explained they will have to come up with a plan.  How will they attach them and make sure they don’t come off?  They need to present this to the Parks Board.


Main Street suggested renaming Old Town Hall after Jimmy Parks.  Mr. Durnil thinks there needs to be more research on this issue.  Ms. Kelly knows people who have lived in Ellettsville for generations and don’t know who Jimmy Parks is. 



Jimmie Durnil entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Holly Nethery made a motion to adjourn.  Carol Hoobyar seconded.  Motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m.