November 3,  2003 Park and Recreation Board Meeting Minutes


The Ellettsville Parks and Recreation Board met on Monday,  Nov 3rd  2003 at the EllettsvilleTown Hall. Members present were Darlyne Sowder - President, L.D. Axsom, Denise Knell and Jeff Frownfelter - Secretary. Darlyne Sowder called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM , Jeff Frownfelter seconded the start of the meeting. 


Minutes from  Previous Meetings

Denise Knell motioned to accept the minutes from the October 6th 2003 Meeting, L.D. Axsom seconded the motion, minutes approved 4-0.


Floor Open for Public Comment

No public comment.


Old Business

5 Year Master Plan

Checked on completion of the Five year master plan. Prof. Segedy estimated the plan to be completed within a few weeks.


Skate Park

A handyman has been obtained for the repair of the Skate Park. This included sweeping the rocks from the premises and painting over the graffitti. The Skate Park opened on Saturday Nov 1st at about 2:00PM. A portion of the fence is still in need of a small repair, rejoining the posts with the caps. The multi purpose building now has walls and doors installed. The plumbing will not be put into place until the roof is complete. Masonry work for the walls totaled $3,650.00. Primer sealer was put on the blocks. Roof and plumbing is estimated to be completed within the next month pending  the schedule of the contractor. The parks board received a complaint letter concerning the  use of the park. A reply letter was sent in response. The letter thanked the citizen for thier input and concern and also suggests further participatiuon through parks board meeting attendance. Issues in the letter have been addressed already in the bylaws/rules of the skate park.


Wishing Well Nature Park

Jeff Frownfelter discussed the cost of some signage for the park. He gave an estimate of the lumber for the signs, which totaled around $75.00. This estimate does not include the cost of labor to letter the signs or to post the signs. He contacted Kelli Wittmer about the cost and similar projects done for the Monroe County Parks. She has offered to meet with the board and go over other needs for the park.

The border repositioning, meaning the placement of the fence to the correct property line, is to be handled by the town attorney. This will happen sometime after the elections.


Memorial Park

Edwin checked with the VFW concerning fixing the flag pole and replacing the flag. The VFW locally has disbanded and absorbed into other Monroe County VFW and there are no longer any funds available.  Edwin is still getting estimmates on lighting and flag replacement. He will also be checking with the scouts about special occasions and changing or raising the flag. There is also the question of general maintenance and replacement of the flag on a regular basis.


Basketball court

Jim Ragle will need to attend to the hole in the courts which need to be filled. He will also chack on the missing/damaged posts which keep cars from entering the courts.


Campbells Park

Signs for a memorial were researched by Darlyne. There was a brief discussion of the type and size of the signage. The wording needs to be worked out to determine the final cost of the sign. Darlyne is to work out the details and determine which sign is to be purchased.



No comment on the budget.


New Business




The meeting was moved to adjourn by Denise Knell and seconded by Jeff Frownfelter. All members voted to adjourn, meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM. Motion carried 4-0





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Darlyne Sowder - President                              Edwin Macatangay - Vice President



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L.D. Axsom - Member                         Jeff Frownfelter - Secretary




Denise Knell - Member