The Ellettsville Parks and Recreation Board met on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at the Fire Department Training and Conference Center. Jimmie Durnil called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present were Jimmie Durnil, President; Geraldine McIntyre, Vice-President; Michael Griffey and Richard Pease. Amber Ragle was absent.


Approve Minutes of October 6, 2008

Michael Griffey made a motion to approve the minutes.  Richard Pease seconded. Motion carried.


Review Accounts Payable Expenditures

The Board reviewed the Accounts Payable Expenditures.


Public Comment

Dianna Bastin, Town Council told the Board about the little boy who asked the Town Council why Ellettsville did not have a tree lighting ceremony.  Dianna has been working on this project all year and will be using money from the Town Promotion appropriation to plant three Norway spruce trees in the park.  The trees will be decorated with lights.  They would like to have a tree lighting ceremony Saturday, December 6 and invited the Parks Board to attend.  Dianna had help from Ron Wayt and Mike Farmer.  Ron Wayt would like to put together a small program with the schools’ involvement.  Dianna would like to keep it small this year.  Michael Griffey suggested Dianna speak with the Street Department before planting the trees.   Jimmie Durnil will ask Amber to remind the Parks Board about the ceremony at the next meeting (December 1st).  Dianna has not worked out all the details; bring a toy or canned good for the Trustee’s office and the exact time (maybe 6 p.m.)  Jimmie Durnil stated the Parks Board would be interested in helping out monetarily.  Dianna will be applying for grants.  There was discussion about the many things the Shelter House could be used for and other ideas for future tree lighting ceremonies.  Jimmie Durnil has given the Parks Board support. 



Geraldine McIntyre made a motion to adjourn. Michael Griffey seconded. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned.