Park and Recreation Board

May 8, 2002



The Ellettsville Parks and Recreation Board met on Wednesday, May 8, 2002 at the Ellettsville Town Hall.


Members present were Darlyne Sowder, President, Edwin Macatangay, Vice President, L. D. Axsom, and Art Moynihan, Secretary.


Guests: David Sorokoty - Town Board President, Deborah Hudson, Town Administrative Assistant, and Skate Park volunteers.


Darlyne Sowder, President, called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.



Darlyne reported that Patrick Stoffers resigned from the Parks Board. Darlyne will work with the Town Council to find a replacement member as soon as possible.




Art Moynihan motioned to accept the April 10, 2002 minutes. Edwin Macatangay seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-0.


Public Comments




Old Business


Skate Park

The Board held a general discussion relative to the condition and readiness of the Skate Park facility and strongly urged the Skate Park parties present to consider using the Build Indiana Funds to purchase ramps and other appropriate equipment to make the park operational. Kathy Cerajeski asked the Board to allow their volunteer efforts to continue through this season. Art noted the exclusion of temporary structures in the insurance language and asked if Deborah Hudson could have the insurance carrier define this status so we know whether to have everything bolted down. The Board prefers to have the ramps, rails, etc. all bolted down for safety reasons. Edwin agreed to develop a maintenance checklist for the June 4th meeting and review this with the Skate Park Committee. By consensus, the Board agreed to an additional special meeting at the Skate Park on Saturday, May 11th at 8:00am to review the items to be removed, repaired, and replaced with the Skate Park volunteers. Rules to be posted, the types of signs we will utilize, and the rental signs will be discussed on Saturday. Kathy Cerajeski volunteered to handle the advertisement for another year. The advertising signs are $215.00 each and then $35.00 per month to rent the space, however the rental has not been collected for some time. The Skate Park volunteers agreed to have all items addressed by the June 4th Board meeting.


Well Site Woodland Park

The entries of the name the park contest were reviewed and the winning entry of the Wishing Well Nature Park was selected by the Board on a vote of 4-0. Mary Hudson submitted the winning name. Darlyne will notify her and arrange for her to receive the Holiday World tickets that the Ellettsville Journal provided as a prize.


Darlyne reported that the students have continued to work on the north side of the park. L.D. commented that they have really done a good job and suggested that we reward them with a weenie roast. Art, Edwin, and Dave each agreed to provide a $20.00 donation to fund hotdogs, drinks, etc. Darlyne will check with the school to see when it would be appropriate to have a weenie roast for the kids who have participated.


New Business

Darlyne reported that the entrance to Campbells Park would be dramatically changed due to the new highway. In order to access the parking area, cars will need to travel past the park, east towards Bloomington, turn at the new Hartstrait light and then turn back west on the old Hartstrait to a dead end to enter. Darlyne asked the Board if other options should be presented and feels that it makes more sense for entry off Park Street. The Board agreed to review this on Saturday to make a recommendation to the Town for its consideration and feedback to the Highway Department.



The next meeting of the Parks Board will be 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at the Town Hall.




Art Moynihan made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Edwin Macatangay seconded the motion. Motion passed 4-0 and the meeting adjourned at 9:25 p.m.







_________________________ _____________________________

Darlyne Sowder, President Edwin Macatangay, Vice President




L. D Axsom




Art Moynihan, Secretary