The Ellettsville Parks and Recreation Board met on December 4, 2006 at the Fire Department Training and Conference Center. Members present were Brett Williamson, President; Edwin Macatangay, Vice-President; Geraldine McIntyre and Amber Ragle. Michael Griffey was absent. Brett Williamson called the meeting to order.


Approve Minutes of November 6, 2006

Geraldine McIntyre moved to approve the minutes of the November 6, 2006 meeting. Edwin Macatangay seconded. Motion carried.


Public Comment

No Public Comment


Approve Accounts Payable /Review Expenditures

The only expenses for November were for payroll and electricity.


Old Business

Brett has been in contact with Ms. Jackson from DNR concerning the Parks Master Plan. They have had some good correspondence, but the bad part is the Master Plan expires in January, so a new one will need to be submitted. Brett would like to coordinate a meeting with someone from DNR and members of the Town to work through the ADA requirements, since the Town’s attorney advised it not be signed.


New Business

Geraldine has been attending the Main Street meetings and they would like the Parks Board to hold more activities for the community. Brett agrees and it was mentioned last month that a haunted trail, Easter egg hunt or other events would be a great way to provide community awareness of the Parks in Town. The Parks board is limited with their funds, but volunteers or university students could be utilized to make these events happen. Brett said this is a great time of year to work on projects like this since not much happens in the winter months. Geraldine also said that Main Street would like for the board to consider putting sides on the shelter houses in Campbell’s Park, and then if there is bad weather, it wouldn’t interfere with get-togethers.


Edwin Macatangay informed the board that he will be offering his seat on the Parks board to another member of the School Board. He has enjoyed serving for the past 6 years, but feels it is time for someone else to be appointed.


William Evans, Town Council Member, asked if the Parks board has considered implementing a fee structure for shelter house rentals. Brett said it has been passed by the Parks board and will be on the next Town Council agenda (December 11, 2006).


The meeting was moved to adjourn by Geraldine McIntyre and seconded by Edwin Macatangay. Motion carried.