October 6th, 2003 Park and Recreation Board meeting Minutes


The Ellettsville Parks and Recreation Board met on Monday, October 6th, 2003, at the Ellettsville Town Hall.  Members present were Darlyne Sowder - President, Edwin Macatangay - Vice President, L.D. Axsom, Denise Knell and Jeff Frownfelter - Secretary.  Darlyne Sowder called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.  Edwin Macatangay seconded the start of the meeting. 


Minutes from  Previous Meetings

Edwin  Macatangay motioned to accept the minutes from the August 19th, 2003 Meeting, the meeting to tour the parks properties.  Denise Knell seconded the motion to accept.  Motion carried 5 - 0 in favor of approving the minutes.  Edwin Macatangay motioned to accept the minutes from the September 2nd, 2003 Meeting.  L.D. Axsom seconded the motion, minutes approved 5-0.


Floor Open for Public Comment

No public Comment.


Old Business

5 Year Master Plan

Professor Segedy was contacted by J. Kapczynski concerning completion of the master plan for the town, streets, and Parks.  Prof. Segedy replied stating that the plan for the town and all areas concerning the town was in the final stages of completion.  Darlyne spoke specicfically of  the 5 year master plan for the Parks board and received no direct feedback concerning the completion of the plan for the parks.  Edwin stated a concern about what actions can be taken between now and the completion of the plan.  The parks board should consider taking small actions in different areas of parks propery improvement.  There was a proposal to develop a working list of small projects with a priority number listing indicating the order they will be completed.


Skate Park

Clean up of the skate park has not yet taken place.  The Endwright center has no person available to take on maintenance of the park.  Darlyne will try to contact a handyman for repair services related to the skate park.  If one can be obtained, their purpose will be to keep the skate park in good working order so that the park can remain open for use.  The multi-purpose building will start up again with the building of the walls to start on October 9th, or very soon after that date.  There is no completion date at this time.


Wishing Well Nature Park

Darlyne spoke to Dave Sorokoty about the property and the moving of the fence.  The town legal council will draft a letter to the property owners involved.  The letter will reflect the desire of the town to have the fence moved to reflect the real property line boundaries.


Memorial Park

There was a renewed discussion of placing a new flag and a light fixture at the park.  There was some concern to respect the wishes of the the local VFW.  They will be contacted for input concerning the replacement of the flag and the possibility of putting a light on the flag so that it can be displayed permanently.



No comment on the budget.


New Business

A priority list of immediate projects was discussed and developed.  Each project was assigned a person to do some initial research into costs associated with the project.

1. Campbell's Park sign indicating the original donors of funds to help improve the park.

2. Repair of the Skate Park.

3. Fill the holes and cracks in the pavement at the basketball courts.

4. Repair the stop posts near the basketball courts.

5. New flag and light fixture at the Memorial Park.

6. Wishing Well Nature Park signs to indicate trail and park sign.

7. Bridges over water at Wishing Well Nature Park.


The meeting was moved to adjourn by Denise Knell and seconded by Edwin Macatangay.  All members voted to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.  Motion carried 5-0





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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