July 1, 2013


The Ellettsville Parks Board met in a regular meeting on Monday, July 1, 2013, at the Ellettsville Fire Department Training and Conference Room, 5080 West State Road 46, Bloomington, Indiana.  Jimmy Durnil called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m.


Pledge of Allegiance

Jimmie Durnil led the Board in the Pledge.


Members in Attendance

Jimmie Durnil, Claudetta Kelly, Richard Pease and Geraldine McIntyre. 


Approval of Minutes

Richard Pease made a motion to approve the minutes of June 3, 2013.  Claudetta Kelly seconded.  Motion carried.


Jimmy Durnil noted he hasn’t heard back from the lady about the park bench.  He will get with Denise Line, ADA Coordinator for Ellettsville.  Mr. Pease commented the sales lady selling park benches will probably know the ADA requirements.


Review of Accounts Payable Expenditures

Geraldine McIntytre commented she reviewed the expenditures but couldn’t figure out what materials they purchased.  Mr. Durnil replied those expenditures are from when they worked on the flower beds at either end of Town and there was a repair kit for the rest room.  Mr. Durnil noted they’re over $20,000 again so they need to spend some money or the Town will take it.


New Business

Jimmie Durnil will try to get with the sales lady on the benches.  They have permission to spend $20,000 so they can spend $2,000 on benches.  What’s everyone’s thoughts on concrete benches versus those the work crew would have to move in and out?  Ms. McIntyre thinks it would be better to get benches the crew would have to move in and out because kids will tear them up.  Ms. Kelly stated there is always that chance but that means when there’s a function they would have to be moved in and out.  Mr. Durnil noted when churches have functions at the park, they could request the benches and would be responsible for moving them in and out especially when they waive the shelter rental fee.  He will get with the sales lady about purchasing four park benches.  He wants to do something.  He’s been on the board for eight years and they haven’t done anything.


Jimmie Durnil asked the members thoughts on appointing Amy Slabaugh as a member to fill the current vacancy.  Mr. Pease replied he is all for it.  Ms. McIntyre said Ms. Slabaugh seemed very interested in it.  She could bring in new people to help with the Park Board.  Ms. Kelly asked Chris Fisher if Amy is still interested and she said yes.  Ms. McIntyre advised they will vote her onto the board and then the Town Council will have to approve the appointment.  Ms. Kelly will contact Ms. Slabaugh and confirm she still wants to serve on the board.


Geraldine McIntyre made a motion to have Amy Slabaugh appointed to the Parks Board.  Richard Pease seconded.  Motion carried.


Jimmie Durnil thanked Claudetta Kelly for what she has been doing with the agenda.


Jimmie Durnil reiterated he will get with the sales lady and tell her they want four park benches that can be stored.



Geraldine McIntyre made a motion to adjourn.  Richard Pease seconded.  Motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 5:39 p.m.