March 6, 2017





The Ellettsville Parks Board met in a regular meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017, 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

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


Approval of Minutes

Jimmie Durnil entertained a motion to approve the minutes as read.  Holly Nethery made a motion to approve the minutes.  Claudetta Kelly seconded.  Motion carried.


Accounts Payable

Jimmie Durnil explained the Park Board split a bill for the floor work with Utilities and Stormwater.  The concrete floor was sanded, stained and sealed.  Pending at this time is the removal of the wall in the middle on the first floor.  A structural engineer will provide the pros and cons of removing the wall.  They have three bids for removal of the wall.  Mike Farmer spoke with Bender Lumber Company and they will put wainscoting, non-absorbent wall covering and new doors on the inside.  They will visit old Town Hall at the next meeting.


Old Business

Holly Nethery asked if park hours have officially changed.  Mr. Durnil answered the park hours have officially changed and signage will be up in late winter or early spring.


New Business

Holly Nethery announced they will have a service on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at Memorial Park.  Rod Hight, a Marine Corp veteran, will be the speaker.  Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts will be present and her daughters may perform.  Mr. Durnil thinks a 20 minute ceremony is appropriate.  The Boy Scouts will lay the wreath, say the Pledge of Allegiance, play Taps and then the speaker will begin. 


Jimmie Durnil explained Sandra Hash, Clerk-Treasurer, advised some of the Park Board funds are going to be low over the next couple of years. 


Park Board Comments

Jimmie Durnil advised the next Park Board meeting on April 3, 2017, will be at new Town Hall.  Ms. Kelly noted Town offices will be moving at the end of March.  Mr. Durnil stated they will have to make arrangements with Amber Ragle-Wright to make sure the doors are open for the meeting.  Ms. Kelly will speak with Ms. Hash and Ms. Ragle-Wright on the procedure for the meeting room.



Jimmie Durnil entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Holly Nethery made a motion to adjourn.  Amy Slabaugh seconded.  Motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m.